Subscribe to First Page and join our fight for human rightsSign Up
Home / Topics / Human Rights Defenders

Latest News and Press Releases

September 03, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is alarmed by today’s reports that political opposition representatives in Bahrain must now tell the government in advance when they plan to meet with...
August 28, 2013 Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. His remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial laid out a soaring vision for an America free of racism...
August 26, 2013 Exactly two years ago, Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped. On his way to work in Lahore on August 26, 2011, a group of armed gunmen surrounded his car and forced him out. The snatching shocked Pakistan and...
August 20, 2013 Video streaming by Ustream Egypt is in crisis and the promise of Tahrir Square in early 2011 a distant memory. President Obama has strongly condemned the crackdown on protesters supporting...
August 19, 2013 Today Human Rights First commemorates the tenth anniversary of the loss of remarkable human rights advocates, Arthur C. Helton, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and Richard Hooper,...
August 14, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First urges the U.S. government to condemn the Bahraini regime’s crackdown on the thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Bahrain today to...
August 14, 2013 As Egyptian security forces crack down on Morsi supporters, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley is in Cairo meeting with human rights activists there. With Dooley's help, we're posting updates on...

Pages

Related Event

September 9, 2019

Learn More about the Human Rights First Awards Dinner

Resources

Letter | June 27, 2022
Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders for a Report on Human Rights Defenders...
Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced a fact sheet to explain how Global Magnitsky sanctions have helped protect international religious freedom – because the Trump administration's...
Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced this fact sheet to explain how the “serious human rights abuse” standard has allowed the Global Magnitsky sanctions program to be an effective but...
Talking Points | March 01, 2022
What are sanctions, and why are they being used or proposed in this crisis?  The word “sanctions” broadly describes a range of coercive measures usually aimed at changing behavior, either by...