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May 10, 2019 Washington, D.C—In advance of Monday’s White House meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, Human Rights First calls on the Trump Administration to raise the...
April 19, 2019 This weekend, Egyptians will vote on a controversial referendum to amend the country’s constitution to prolong President Abdel Al Fattah Sisi's tenure in office. The vote will extend Sisi’s...
April 17, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today congratulated Radhya al-Mutawakel, last year’s winner of the organization’s Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty, on her selection as one of TIME Magazine’s...
April 11, 2019 On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to sanction all senior Turkish officials responsible for the wrongful detentions of U.S. citizens. The legislation would bar the...
April 05, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Ahead of next week’s White House visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to raise Egypt’s dismal human rights...
March 29, 2019 Washington, D.C.—On March 28, a group of 40 human rights, democracy, and anti-corruption organizations and experts led by Human Rights First and Freedom House...
March 27, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify twice today in the House of Representatives to justify President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget plan and answer questions from lawmakers. In the morning...

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Testimony | May 06, 2019
Download Statement of Melissa Hooper Human Rights First Helsinki Commission Briefing on Hungary April 9, 2019 Since coming to power with a supermajority in 2010, the Fidesz party and...
Testimony | March 06, 2019
Download Transparency International EU Frozen – How can the EU Fight Global Corruption Panel: Toward the Adoption of an EU-wide Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime March 06, 2019 Rob...
Opinions | February 26, 2019
Read Full Report and Download This article originally appeared in The Anatomy of Illiberal States: Assessing and Responding to Democratic Decline in Turkey and Central Europe, published by The...
Report | February 25, 2019
Read Full Report and Download Speaking in Cairo on January 10, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for “his vigorous efforts to combat the...

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