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October 17, 2017
New York City—As the Trump Administration continues its attack on the U.S. refugee protection system, Human Rights First today released a new report that analyzes the growing immigration...
October 16, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First expressed disappointment in today’s decision by the Supreme Court not to take up the case of Abd Al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of...
October 16, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned passage of a new law in Poland which severely restricts the ability of nongovernmental organizations to operate within the country. The bill was...
October 12, 2017
Washington, D.C.—In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s speech today on the U.S. asylum system, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer has released the following statement: “Attorney General...
October 11, 2017
Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Human Rights First’s Senior Vice President for Policy Rob Berschinski urged Congress to press the...
October 10, 2017
Geneva—The Martin Ennals Jury today announced that it has selected Mohamed Zaree of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in Egypt to receive the organization's 2017...
October 09, 2017
New York City—Last night the Trump Administration set forth a list of “Immigration Policy Priorities,” which come as lawmakers debate a deal to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
October 06, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed concern over the Department of Justice’s new guidance on protecting religious liberty, which could allow discrimination against...
October 05, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauds the swift, bipartisan passage of Senate Resolution 211, a strong condemnation of the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in...
October 05, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed concern over Governor Sam Brownback's (R-KS) failure to unequivocally state that it is not acceptable to imprison or...

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