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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 23, 2011
Washington, D.C.— Today, the Senate made significant strides in closing a pernicious accountability gap for private contractors who commit serious crimes while deployed abroad.  The Senate Judiciary...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.— In tonight’s speech on troop drawdown in Afghanistan, President Obama is expected to outline a comprehensive strategy and timetable for U.S. withdraw from the country. Tomorrow,...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.—The Senate will vote on Thursday to confirm Secretary Gary Locke as the new U.S. ambassador to China. Once confirmed, Ambassador Locke will assume one of the most difficult...
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...

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