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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...
May 24, 2011
New York, N.Y. — Today, Representative Elton Gallegly (R-CA/24) held a hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement regarding the "Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2011" (H.R...
May 23, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Bahraini authorities have reacted to President Obama’s May 19 speech, in which he urged the Bahraini government to “create the conditions for dialogue,” and made clear that “the...
May 23, 2011
In cooperation with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Third Way, and the Breakthrough Institute, Human Rights First invites you to join us for a panel discussion that will feature a presentation...
May 19, 2011
Washington, D.C. — During today’s speech on foreign policy in the Middle East, President Obama took an impressive first step, after the momentous events of the past few months – the popular uprisings...
May 19, 2011
HRF invites you to join us for an informal breakfast briefing and discussion that will feature a new report from the International Detention Coalition (IDC) entitled: “There are alternatives: A...
May 17, 2011
New York, NY—Human Rights First condemns the decision by the Moscow authorities—issued on the International Day Against Homophobia—to deny permission for a Moscow gay pride event. This is the sixth...
May 17, 2011
Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of Thursday’s speech on U.S. policy in the Middle East, Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First, addressed a letter to President Obama urging him...
May 17, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Following a fact-finding mission to Bahrain earlier this week, Human Rights First is calling on President Obama to stand up for human rights defenders in Bahrain. In his Middle...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Under Secretary William Burns and Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman declined the opportunity to testify today before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on rights abuses in...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First welcomes the news that the current convocation of the Ugandan Parliament today adjourned without adopting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Ugandan human rights...

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