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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 20, 2020
WASHINGTON - On World Refugee Day, Human Rights First calls on U.S. leaders and policymakers to restore U.S. leadership in protecting the human rights of refugees:  As we mark World Refugee...
June 17, 2020
WASHINGTON — Human Rights First welcomed today’s UN Human Rights Council  “urgent debate” on “race-based human rights violations, systemic racism, police violence against persons of African...
June 11, 2020
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice have proposed a new rule, slated to be issued on Monday, June 15, which would gut what remains of protection for refugees seeking...
June 11, 2020
The Harvard College Data Analytics Group, under the auspices of Human Rights First, today launched Detained In Danger (www.detainedindanger.org), a database that tracks COVID-19 in ICE detention...
June 11, 2020
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First’s Rob Berschinski today issued the following statement in response to the release of an Executive Order entitled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated with...
June 11, 2020
WASHINGTON - While protests for racial justice and against police brutality continue in American cities, over 500 American military veterans have joined to sign a letter urging the government not to...
June 09, 2020
WASHINGTON - In response to the Army announcing its openness to renaming bases named after Confederate military leaders, Human Rights First's Mike Breen issued this statement: “Who we choose to...
June 09, 2020
WASHINGTON -  In the wake of mass protests in U.S. cities against police brutality and racial injustice, 38 retired leaders from all four branches of the United States Armed Forces have signed a...
June 09, 2020
WASHINGTON - Today's release from prison of Bahrain human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is a major, welcome move by the government there. “This is a strong, surprising, sensible move...
June 08, 2020
WASHINGTON -  In the wake of many government leaders around the world using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to enact emergency laws and policies aimed at centralizing power and curbing...

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