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May 24, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, the State Department released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011, a series of documents that Human Rights First notes make a clear connection between human...
May 23, 2012
Yesterday, in an interview on NPR, General Colin Powell said one of his major disappointments of the past four years is that we didn’t “close Guantanamo as I would have hoped.”  Closing the...
May 22, 2012
New York City – Human Rights First urges United Nations member states, including the United States, to focus on religious violence in Indonesia as they examine the country’s human rights record this...
May 22, 2012
The huge wave of protests for democracy and human rights sweeping across the Middle East over the last year has seen hundreds of thousands of previously politically inactive young people become...
May 18, 2012
Washington, DC – This morning, the House of Representatives failed to pass the Smith-Amash amendment to the 2013 Fiscal Year’s defense authorization bill, a measure that would have modified...
May 18, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First applauds Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Kay Granger (R-TX) for their leadership to end an inappropriate business relationship...
May 17, 2012
Washington, DC – In testimony on Capitol Hill, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley today called on the U.S. State Department to issue a clear and consistent set of guidelines for embassy engagement...
May 17, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomes today’s release from the U.S. Department of Justice of a final rule to govern standards that protect prisoners from sexual abuse. The new standards are...
May 17, 2012
Washington, DC – In response to comments from members of Congress suggesting that the Smith-Amash Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2013 Fiscal Year would give suspected...
May 16, 2012
As Egypt pieces itself back together after last year’s revolution, women’s rights are taking a back seat. Some examples: One of the new female members of parliament, Azza al-Garf, is being taken to...

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