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May 30, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino today urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make good on her promise to put human rights “at the heart of our diplomacy”...
May 29, 2012
Washington, DC - Following reports that more than one hundred civilians, mostly women and children, were killed by summary execution in El-Houleh region of Homs, Human Rights First calls on the...
May 29, 2012
Washington, DC – In response to a New York Times report detailing the Obama administration’s targeted killing strategy, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino asked President Obama to...
May 29, 2012
Washington, DC – The Senate Armed Services Committee reported out a provision in the 2013 National Defense Authorization bill that requires the Comptroller General to investigate the Department of...
May 27, 2012
  Washington, DC -- Bahrain human rights defenders who were in Geneva earlier this week for the United Nations  Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process are to be questioned by Bahrain's Ministry of...
May 24, 2012
Washington, DC – The State Department’s country reports released today regarding Iraq and Afghanistan paint a disturbing portrait of those nations’ detention systems and the ongoing use of systematic...
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...

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