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February 11, 2013 Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges him to recommit to the promise of equality and fundamental rights he articulated...
January 31, 2013 We are pleased to invite you to our interactive Facebook discussion on Monday, February 4 at Noon titled, Human Rights Challenges as Egypt Prepares for Parliamentary Election. The...
January 31, 2013 As part of the “war on terror,” the United States has forged close relations with Indonesia. A lot of the U.S. funding goes to the police, including to a special counterterrorism unit, Special  ...
January 28, 2013 Last month, prominent Bahrain human rights defender Maryam al Khawaja came to Washington, D.C. and received the Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty on behalf of the Bahrain Center for Human...
January 25, 2013 By Alison Searle Human Rights Defenders Gao Zhisheng, a Christian human rights attorney, was granted a rare prison visit this week—confirmation that he is alive after nearly a year of strict...
January 24, 2013 Of all the abuses committed by the Bahraini government during its nearly two-year crackdown on democracy protests, none has provoked more international outcry than its mistreatment of the medics: the...
January 22, 2013 Washington, DC – Any solution to Bahrain’s ongoing crisis must be anchored in full respect for human rights, said Human Rights First today following reports of a possible dialogue between...

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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,...
Report | June 09, 2018
Read More and Download Introduction Leaders of Hungarian civil society are appealing to the U.S. government to counter Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s accelerated assault on peaceful dissent, anti-...

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