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March 21, 2022 By Brian Dooley  Set up in 2014, Ukrainian human rights organization Truth Hounds has built an international reputation for its superb work in documenting war crimes in the eastern...
March 20, 2022 By Brian Dooley Ksenja is a 24 year-old pediatric doctor in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. She told Human Rights First that after a brief respite in the west of the country, today she’s on her way back...
March 19, 2022 By Brian Dooley Lviv's magnificent old railway station in Ukraine is one of those Art Nouveau classics of eastern Europe. It survived a couple of world wars, Nazi and Soviet occupations, and the...
March 10, 2022 WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Human Rights First announced a call for nominations for the 2022 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award. Nominations are due by April 10. “For more than thirty years, the...
February 27, 2022 The U.S. State Department assures us that “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights and democratic principles at the center of our foreign policy,” and it has issued new...
February 25, 2022 Human rights activists in Ukraine are telling Human Rights First about the immediate impact on them of the Russian invasion, and what they want from the United States. Human Rights First has for...
February 24, 2022 WASHINGTON D.C. – Human Rights First, today condemned this week’s arrest of human rights defender Natividad Maria Castro in the Philippines and called on the government of the Philippines to release...

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Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced a fact sheet to explain how Global Magnitsky sanctions have helped protect international religious freedom – because the Trump administration's...
Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced this fact sheet to explain how the “serious human rights abuse” standard has allowed the Global Magnitsky sanctions program to be an effective but...
Talking Points | March 01, 2022
What are sanctions, and why are they being used or proposed in this crisis?  The word “sanctions” broadly describes a range of coercive measures usually aimed at changing behavior, either by...
Letter | January 31, 2022
Dear Ambassador Rice and Mr. Sullivan: We, the undersigned organizations, write to engage with the Biden Administration during this Year of Action following the Summit for Democracy to support...