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April 30, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today, as Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, Human Rights First urges him to raise concerns about proposed bills that will...
April 29, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today, as Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Foreign Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the following...
April 26, 2013 Chinaaid, via European Pressphoto Agency One year ago this week, blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng made his dramatic escape from his house arrest in Shandong, China—travelling 300 miles...
April 24, 2013 Geneva – The Martin Ennals Jury today announced the three final nominees for the 2013 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA). The award is the most important given by the...
April 22, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab should be given immediate access to the medical attention he requires, said Human Rights First today. Rajab, President of...
April 19, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. State Department released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practice. In response to the 2012 Human Rights Reports, Human Rights First’s Robyn...
April 19, 2013 The U.S. State Department’s 2012 country reports released today include a useful, detailed assessment of human rights violations in Bahrain, which include torture, arbitrary arrests, and attacks on...

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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...
Letter | January 31, 2022
Dear Ambassador Rice and Mr. Sullivan: We, the undersigned organizations, write to engage with the Biden Administration during this Year of Action following the Summit for Democracy to support...