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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...
March 28, 2011
Washington, DC – Ahead of President Obama’s Libya speech to the nation, Human Rights First is urging the administration to put human rights at the center of its middle east policy. In a statement...
March 25, 2011
Washington, DC – As thousands of protestors fill the streets of Daraa, Syria and other cities to call for government reform, dozens have reportedly been killed by and many more wounded by pro-...
March 24, 2011
Greater efforts needed to combat violence, discrimination and hatred without restricting free speech Washington, DC – Today in Geneva, members of the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a...
March 18, 2011
Washington, DC – A new Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report, “Report on Immigration in the United States: Detention and Due Process,” criticizes the United States government for its often...
March 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the passage of Security Council Resolution 1973 authorizing the use of all necessary means to protect civilians in Libya.  “When a government has...
March 18, 2011
New York, NY – Today, Human Rights First joined the European Roma Rights Centre and Amnesty International in urging Hungarian authorities to protect Romani residents in Gyöngyöspata from ongoing...
March 17, 2011
Washington, DC – On Friday, State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh is scheduled to deliver the U.S. response to more than 200 recommendations made by other governments as part of the United States...
March 16, 2011
Washington, DC — Human Rights First condemns the violent military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain that has already resulted in several deaths and mounting numbers of injured. In...
March 15, 2011
Washington, DC – As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Egypt and Tunisia this week, Human Rights First is urging her to make clear that the United States is committed to ensuring a...
March 14, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is watching with mounting concern the advance of forces loyal to Libyan ruler Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.  Noting that the military offensive is being carried out...

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