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April 03, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that Chechen authorities have acted outside the law to arrest, abuse, and kill gay men in the country, and called on Secretary...
March 30, 2017 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today released a new report analyzing Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government’s systematic...
March 28, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In the aftermath of Sunday’s mass protests throughout Russia, Human Rights First condemned the detention of hundreds of peaceful protestors, including opposition figure and anti...
March 07, 2017 Today the U.S. State Department promises to hold its first daily press briefing under the Trump administration. Roughly thirty working days into the tenure of the new team at Foggy Bottom, a...
February 27, 2017 TOP ITEMS President Trump to Address Congress President Trump will give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The president is expected to defend his executive orders...
February 23, 2017 Co-authored by Alexandra Funk This blog is cross posted with The Huffington Post This week marks the three-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan revolution, which erupted beginning...
February 13, 2017 Top Items Ruling Upholds Stay on Muslim Ban On Thursday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that upheld the suspension of President Trump's executive order banning travelers...

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Report | July 11, 2018
Introduction Poland is soon approaching a point of no return concerning the independence of its judiciary. On July 3, more than 40 percent of the country’s 73 Supreme Court judges as of July 3 are...
Factsheet | July 10, 2018
Read More and Download On July 16, U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. According to White House officials,...
Report | June 09, 2018
Read More and Download Introduction Leaders of Hungarian civil society are appealing to the U.S. government to counter Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s accelerated assault on peaceful dissent, anti-...
Issue Brief | March 08, 2018
Download PDF On January 23, 2018, through the generous support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Human Rights First hosted a public conference entitled, “Fake News, Free Speech, and Foreign...

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