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March 23, 2021 As human rights defenders go, so goes the world. They’re the leading agents of progress; their own freedom predicts a wider freedom. This fact isn’t lost on dictators and other repressive forces,...
February 11, 2021 The first human rights defender to win the prestigious Martin Ennals Award, in 1994, was Harry Wu from China. This year's winner, announced tonight in Geneva, is also from China: Yu Wensheng....
February 02, 2021 Human Rights First's Senior Advisor for Human Rights Accountability Vladimir Kara-Murza released the following statement in response to the Russian government’s sentencing of anti-corruption...
January 18, 2021 GENEVA – Human Rights First and the other members of the jury for the 2021 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders today announced the nomination of three outstanding human rights...
January 06, 2021 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today condemned the Chinese government’s latest wave of arrests in Hong Kong, which included more than 50 pro-democracy officials and leading voices of dissent....
December 15, 2020 Albert Ho’s law firm in Hong Kong is exactly what you’d expect. Halfway up a skyscraper, it’s noisy and busy and a little chaotic, full of young, enthusiastic lawyers confronting a mountain of cases...
December 04, 2020 Even to seasoned watchers of the United Kingdom government’s policy on Northern Ireland, the announcement on Monday that there would be no public inquiry into the 1989 murder of human rights lawyer...

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| March 08, 2021
Are you a human rights defender with a problem that might demand a high-technology solution? Send us a note and let’s start a discussion about a potential collaboration. Digital surveillance and...
| March 08, 2021
Asylum Case Analyzer Working with the Lambda School, Human Rights First is building a data science tool that will assist our refugee representation team by extracting insights from existing asylum...
Factsheet | July 28, 2020
In response to the worsening human rights situation in Hong Kong in recent weeks, notably since the imposition of the new national security law from Beijing, Human Rights First has produced a series...
Factsheet | July 23, 2020
Caution: Before departing to seek asylum abroad, you should try to speak with an attorney that specializes in refugee and immigration law in the country you’re hoping to go to, so that you...