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October 20, 2017 By Teresa Eder On October 15, the Austrian electorate rewarded 31-year-old foreign minister Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian Conservative Party (ÖVP) and far-right candidate Heinz Christian Strache...
October 17, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today expressed concern over the Hungarian parliament’s passage of a one-year deadline extension to the higher education law known as "Lex CEU" despite...
October 16, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned passage of a new law in Poland which severely restricts the ability of nongovernmental organizations to operate within the country. The bill was...
October 10, 2017 Geneva—The Martin Ennals Jury today announced that it has selected Mohamed Zaree of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in Egypt to receive the organization's 2017...
October 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to urge Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto legislation that would severely restrict the ability...
October 05, 2017 Despite widespread criticism of its crackdown on nonviolent government critics, including human rights organizations, the Egyptian government is on the verge of passing a new law giving the state...
September 20, 2017 By Michelle Smoler The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act is picking up steam. The law authorizes the administration to sanction foreign individuals for human rights violations and...

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Issue Brief | October 12, 2018
In April 2018, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his nationalist Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority in the Hungarian parliament after garnering roughly 50 percent of the popular vote. The election...
Report | September 20, 2018
This report is offered jointly by Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. Civil society leaders in Egypt are urging the U.S. government to continue to condition and...
Report | July 11, 2018
Introduction Poland is soon approaching a point of no return concerning the independence of its judiciary. On July 3, more than 40 percent of the country’s 73 Supreme Court judges as of July 3 are...
Factsheet | July 10, 2018
Read More and Download On July 16, U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. According to White House officials,...

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