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September 08, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal to publicly raise concerns over the proposed...
July 30, 2015 Tomorrow the International Olympic Committee will choose the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Narrowed down to two, Almaty and Beijing, the IOC is faced with a veritable human rights quagmire...
June 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the State Department’s 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, noting that the widespread violations of human rights...
April 09, 2015 It’s getting hard to keep track of the case against Elena Klimova and her organization, Children-404. The group’s name refers to the “page not found” Internet error code, signifying the...
March 25, 2015 In a rare victory for the human rights of LGBT Russians, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Nizhny Tagil overturned the January 23rd conviction of Elena Klimova for "...
March 16, 2015 A Russian court recently labeled Maximum, a regional LGBT organization in Murmansk, as a "foreign agent." Under the law, “foreign agents” are organizations engaged in "political activity" while...
February 10, 2015 Yesterday Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First President and CEO, spoke to the American Bar Association (ABA) during its midyear meeting. She laid out the case for American leadership on human rights...

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Opinions | February 26, 2019
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Report | July 11, 2018
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