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January 10, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech from American University in Cairo this morning, Brian Dooley, senior advisor at Human Rights First, issued the following...
December 10, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Today, as the world recognizes Human Rights Day and marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights First President...
December 05, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First, in partnership with 89 human rights and anti-corruption organizations from around the world, today called on the European Union (EU) to establish a targeted...
November 23, 2018 We know from Roman historian Suetonius that Julius Caesar’s reforms included a political system where half the magistrates were popularly elected and half were appointed. Such a system has served...
November 15, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to the Trump Administration sanctioning 17 individuals for their involvement in the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Human Rights First’s Senior Vice President...
November 05, 2018 Human Rights First welcomes the actions of 16 countries, including the United States, to implement the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) so-called...
October 26, 2018 New York City—In response to the announcement by Central European University (CEU) that it will be forced to leave Budapest, Hungary if the government of Hungary does not agree to a deal on its...

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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...
| July 06, 2020
This short guide helps human rights activists erase their digital footprints. When covering digital tracks and erasing your digital profile remember there are various ways the authorities can try to...
Factsheet | June 30, 2020
The new national security law imposed on Hong Kong today by the Chinese government will likely be devastating to human rights in Hong Kong, and the United States government should react...

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