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The U.S. Government’s Middle East Policies Should Prioritize Human Rights

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June 15, 2022 By Brian Dooley True to its word, the Biden White House is recalibrating its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Just not in the way we'd hoped. Press reports suggest Biden...
November 22, 2021 Exactly ten years ago today I was sitting in a Bahraini royal palace witnessing an extraordinary event. An international lawyer, who had been appointed by the King of Bahrain to investigate the...
October 29, 2021 For many years, the United Arab Emirates has been one of Washington’s most repressive military allies. Its brutal targeting of human rights defenders, its leadership role with Saudi Arabia in the war...
September 17, 2021 Washington -- As Congress considers a Continuing Resolution for fiscal year 2022, Human Rights First today joined veteran, human rights, and refugee organizations in urging Congress to meet the...
August 24, 2021 The President’s arbitrary timetable harms allies, veterans, and human rights WASHINGTON -- In response to President Biden’s announcement today that the United States will withdraw from Afghanistan...
August 19, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, Human Rights First urged the Biden administration to take urgent action to protect allies, human rights defenders, women, and other at-risk evacuees at and in transit to the...
August 10, 2021 Twelve men on death row in Egypt are awaiting imminent execution for their alleged part in the 2013 Cairo sit-in protests. The 12 were sentenced to death in a sham mass trial of 739 defendants,...

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Report | November 09, 2021
Download the Report In a new report, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), InterAction, and Human Rights First lay out several options available to the Biden Administration to...
| August 20, 2021
Resources for Afghans Human Rights First's Project: Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA) is halting requests for legal assistance until we catch up on the more than 3,000 individual...
Factsheet | August 17, 2021
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...