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April 26, 2016 Civil society organizations around the world face serious pressure from repressive governments to curtail their work, especially if it’s human rights-related or otherwise challenges the status...
April 20, 2016 Last week one of Human Rights First’s senior researchers was in Turkey, meeting with human rights defenders in Gaziantep, near the Syria border. Again and again he heard reports that the border was...
April 08, 2016 By Leah Schulz After nearly 600 days in detention, four court hearings, and a year and a half of separation from their loved ones, this Monday, April 11, American citizens Momed and Kamal Eldarat...
March 21, 2016 This month Russia’s legislative body, the Duma, introduced a draft law that would further strangle the work of Russian NGOs. The Duma wants to broaden the definition of “political activity” that can...
February 24, 2016 New York City - Human Rights First, along with Munger, Tolles & Olson, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Flores v. Lynch, the...
January 29, 2016 By Timothy Meyers Poland’s far-right Law and Justice Party (PiS) took power two months ago and has enacted a number of laws eroding democratic safeguards. This is startling for a country seen as...
January 19, 2016 In President Obama’s final State of the Union address he called out Congress for failing to authorize the war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “If Congress is serious about...

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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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