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Featured Press Release | September 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that its board of directors has chosen Michael Breen as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Breen, who...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C. —  Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX/21), will mark up the “Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2011” (H.R. 1932), a bill he...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, verdicts of 21 defendants were pronounced in Bahrain’s large political show trial. The verdicts expose the travesty of Bahrain’s military courts, and make the prospects of...
June 21, 2011
New York, N.Y.—Human Rights First has selected a Pakistani journalist and an Egyptian human rights activist and blogger to receive the organization’s 2011 human rights awards. The group will honor...
June 20, 2011
HRF invites you to join us for a photo exhibit and reception in honor of World Refugee Day 2011, and in celebration of service in communities. Throughout America’s history, refugees forced to flee...
June 17, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee finalized language in the National Defense Authorization Act that promotes sweeping changes that would undermine our nation’s counter...
June 15, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, members of  a non-partisan group of forty retired generals and admirals addressed a letter to Senators Carl Levin (D-MI)  and John McCain (R-AZ) urging the Senators to oppose...
June 14, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Mitch McConnell (KY), the top-ranking republican in the U.S. Senate, argued that two Iraqis facing terrorism-related charges in Kentucky should be transferred to the...
June 08, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Today, Human Rights First addressed a letter to Formula 1 president and CEO, Bernie Ecclestone, urging the organization to rethink its decision to allow Bahrain to host a Grand...
June 07, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First is deeply concerned by reports that Syrian security forces are advancing on the town of Jisr al-Shugour, in northern Syria.  It is feared that the Syrian armed...
June 06, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congress takes a significant step in closing an alarming accountability gap over civilian contractors who commit serious crimes abroad, a concern long raised by Human Rights...

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