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September 24, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First today announced that it will rename its annual award honoring frontline activists after its board co-chair Bill Zabel. The William D. Zabel Human Rights Award...
September 20, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) today released a new report detailing the severe crackdown on peaceful dissent and...
September 12, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed today’s vote by the European Parliament triggering so-called Article 7 proceedings against the Hungarian government for undermining democratic values...
September 07, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over press reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will release an additional $195 million in military aid to Egypt ...
August 07, 2018 Washington, D.C—In response to the U.S. State Department’s decision not to support the Canadian government as it stands up for human rights, Rob Berschinski, Senior Vice President for Policy at Human...
August 02, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First announced today that it will award the 2018 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty to Yemeni human rights group Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. The award,...
August 01, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Today, Human Rights First and ten other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) met with representatives from the Departments of State and Treasury to discuss sanctions recommendations...

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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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