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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...
January 18, 2021
GENEVA – Human Rights First and the other members of the jury for the 2021 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders today announced the nomination of three outstanding human rights...
January 13, 2021
WASHINGTON – As Congress moves to impeach President Trump, it must also look at the actions of its own members who violated their oaths of office by instigating a violent attack on our Capitol in an...
January 11, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Nineteen years ago, the first detainees arrived at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of an effort to subvert the rule of law based on the false assumption that...
January 08, 2021
Washington – Human Rights First today urges immediate action to bring those responsible for the assault on our nation’s Capitol to justice.  “In a country where the rule of law is sacrosanct...
January 06, 2021
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First CEO Mike Breen gave the following statement about the riot at the United States Capitol: "Today’s occupation of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump militants is...
January 06, 2021
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today condemned the Chinese government’s latest wave of arrests in Hong Kong, which included more than 50 pro-democracy officials and leading voices of dissent....
December 22, 2020
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First urges immediate rescission of a new regulation to be published tomorrow by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice that would deny asylum...
December 21, 2020
WASHINGTON -- Today, Human Rights First, alongside counsel at Williams & Connolly, filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s sweeping new anti-refugee regulation, which will gut...
December 16, 2020
WASHINGTON - In a new report, Human Rights First details the disgraceful abuse of the human rights of refugees at the U.S. southern border. The Trump administration continues to expel and return to...
December 15, 2020
 Final rule creates virtually insurmountable barriers for asylum seekers to apply for and be granted humanitarian protection WASHINGTON  —  A final rule that will result in...

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