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September 06, 2012 Photo of Munir Said Thalib On September 7, 2004, leading Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib was poisoned with arsenic on a flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam. Eight years later,...
August 29, 2012 By Maron Soueid This blog is part of the Olympics 2012 and Human Rights Series.   Though London’s Olympic caldron has been extinguished, the 2012 Olympic Games are far from over....
August 24, 2012 By Julius Kaggwa This week a British playwright and producers will stage a play exploring homosexuality in Uganda in the hopes that the work can “normalize the gay character” in our country. A...
August 22, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges. Mohammed...
August 21, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges. Ahlam Oun is...
August 20, 2012 As many commentators feared, political forces historically antagonistic to U.S. policies in the Middle East -- and at best ambiguous in their commitment to human rights and democracy -- have...
August 15, 2012 This blog is part of the Olympics 2012 and Human Rights Series.  The London Olympics produced new world records, new superstars and, this year, crossed a number of new human rights...

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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...