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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 02, 2020
WASHINGTON – As the United States makes moves to end its special trade relationship with Hong Kong in reaction to the city’s decrease autonomy from mainland China, lawyers in Hong Kong are concerned...
June 01, 2020
WASHINGTON - When the President of the United States says, “I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve” a domestic issue, it threatens to cross a bright line that has helped define...
June 01, 2020
Americans of all colors, creeds, and political persuasions are justifiably outraged by the senseless killings by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, and so many others.   The...
May 31, 2020
Rights Protection Must Be at the Center of Government Response to Protests WASHINGTON - In response to news that Customs and Border Patrol is “deploying officers, agents and aviation assets...
May 27, 2020
WASHINGTON - President Trump should immediately sanction officials in Beijing and Hong Kong who have abused human rights, and should work with allies and like-minded governments to do the same,...
May 27, 2020
WASHINGTON - In a letter sent today to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Human Rights First, together with the Center...
May 19, 2020
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First denounced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) indefinite extension today of its much-criticized order that has used the pretext of the pandemic to...
May 18, 2020
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today announced that nominations are now open for the 2020 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award. Nominations for the 2020 award are due by June...
May 15, 2020
WASHINGTON - The May 18 trial of 15 veteran pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong in April should be canceled, and charges against the defendants dropped, said Human Rights First today. “...
May 15, 2020
WASHINGTON - Nearly two dozen human rights, immigrant rights, and civil rights advocates and service providers, including Human Rights First, are coming together to seek the release of...

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