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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...
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...
March 14, 2011
Washington, DC – As forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates arrive in Bahrain in the face of renewed protests calling for democratic reform, Human Rights First is urging the Obama...
March 11, 2011
Washington, DC – As uprisings continue throughout the Middle East, Human Rights First is weighing in with recommendations related to the following situations: Libya “Today, ahead of Secretary...
March 11, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today stated that it is gratified that the United States is approaching its participation in the Universal Periodic Review with a seriousness that reflects the...
March 09, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today voiced concern about reports of recent violent incidents in Egypt.  The group notes that while instability is perhaps inevitable in this uncertain...
March 07, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is calling today’s executive order establishing a periodic adversarial review process for detainees held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay a step in...
March 03, 2011
Washington, DC – Egypt’s governing military council, the SCAF, has named former transportation minister Essam Sharaf as the nation’s new Prime Minister. Sharaf now faces the challenge of forming a...
March 02, 2011
Washington, DC –Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s only Christian Cabinet Minister, has been assassinated as a result of his opposition to the nation’s troubling blasphemy laws. At the murder scene, leaflets...
March 02, 2011
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the UN General Assembly voted by consensus to suspend Libya from the Human Rights Council. Human Rights First has called for Libya’s expulsion from the HRC and praised...
March 02, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is urging the Obama Administration to take steps that will hasten its ability to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo. The call comes just one day after...

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