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December 15, 2020
 Final rule creates virtually insurmountable barriers for asylum seekers to apply for and be granted humanitarian protection WASHINGTON  —  A final rule that will result in...
December 11, 2020
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First applauds the passage of several important provisions related to human rights in the final FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including several for which...
December 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - In the waning days of the current administration, the Trump U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice have rammed through a sweeping final rule, set to go into effect on January...
December 10, 2020
NEW YORK – On December 10, 1948, nations from around the world formally adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a document imbued with the lessons of devastating war. In its...
December 07, 2020
NEW YORK—Human Rights First today applauded the European Union’s launch of a global, targeted sanctions regime able to hold individuals and entities accountable for serious human rights...
December 03, 2020
Hong Kong lawyer and advocate has been a leading figure in the pro-democracy movement Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First announced today that it will award the 2020 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of...
November 23, 2020
Blinken, a long-time board member, has stood with Human Rights First in defending human rights and democratic movements around the world WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First congratulates the vice-...
October 30, 2020
WASHINGTON — A new investigation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) today revealed systemic disinformation given to asylum seekers seeking protection...
October 21, 2020
Rules would create sweeping new categorical bars to asylum and eliminate rules intended to ensure refugee families are not separated WASHINGTON  — Human Rights First expressed its strong...
October 19, 2020
NEW YORK – As threats to democracy and human rights remain on the rise and more people are displaced than at any time in history, Human Rights First is recognizing defenders of human rights and...

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