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March 13, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed release of the State Department’s 2018 Human Rights Reports today, while noting that the internationally recognized rights monitored within the reports...
March 11, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on Congress to reject President Trump’s budget proposals, which target refugees and asylum seekers, and would drastically reduce...
February 27, 2019 New York City— Human Rights First today praised today's ruling by the United Kingdom Supreme Court that the investigations into the 1989 murder of Northern Ireland solicitor Pat Finucane have...
February 27, 2019 Today, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) at its hearing on “The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy: A Mid-Term Assessment.” In...
February 26, 2019 New York City—In response to the introduction of legislation requiring the director of national intelligence to submit an unclassified report to Congress on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the...
February 26, 2019 The 18-year-old Egyptian was arrested for excessive partying, imprisoned, and tortured. Guards suspended him from the ceiling, flogged, and electrocuted him. Shortly after, a recently released...
February 25, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new report documenting ISIS recruitment in Egypt’s prison system. Like a Fire in a Forest: ISIS Recruitment in Egypt’s Prisons...

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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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