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July 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — Human Rights First today, in partnership with over 220 human rights, faith-based, civil liberties, professional, academic, and social justice organizations and experts, rejected in...
July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON — Today the House of Representatives took the historic and courageous step to pass the NO BAN Act, which rescinds religiously and racially motivated travel bans for immigrants, refugees...
June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First’s Rob Berschinski today issued the following statement in response to the release of an Executive Order entitled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated with...
June 08, 2020 WASHINGTON -  In the wake of many government leaders around the world using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to enact emergency laws and policies aimed at centralizing power and curbing...
April 16, 2020 After Observation of Commission’s Public Meetings, HRF Recommends Commission Focus on Correcting Administration's Abysmal Human Rights Record WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today strongly urged...
April 14, 2020 Department of State Commission on Unalienable Rights C/O Mr. F. Cartwright Weiland, Office of Policy Planning Prof. Mary Ann Glendon, Chair U.S. Department of State 2201 C St., NW Washington, DC...
November 28, 2019 Human Rights First Welcomes Passage of Two Pro-democracy Bills on Hong Kong WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed into law two pro-democracy bills created to support human...

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Report | September 19, 2019
Download Report Hong Kong’s Fight for the Rule of Law Introduction Human rights lawyers and other civil society leaders in Hong Kong are urging members of Congress to pass the Hong Kong...
Letter | September 17, 2019
Download September 17, 2019 Dear Senators: We are a group of non-governmental organizations that advocate for human rights, civil rights, and government accountability. We are writing to...
Letter | July 22, 2019
Read and Download The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C. 20520   Dear Secretary Pompeo: We, the undersigned U.S. foreign...
Testimony | March 06, 2019
Download Transparency International EU Frozen – How can the EU Fight Global Corruption Panel: Toward the Adoption of an EU-wide Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime March 06, 2019 Rob...

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