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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 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...
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,...

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