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The United Nations remains a crucial vehicle for advancing human rights and international law.

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August 09, 2018 Washington, D.C—In response to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s announcement that he has chosen former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as the next U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights...
June 18, 2018 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today expressed deep disappointment over the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, the world’s...
December 21, 2017 The announcement by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Hussein that he will not seek a second four-year term, although expected, is cause for sadness. Zeid has been an...
December 03, 2017 New York City-- In response to reports that the Trump Administration has withdrawn the United States from the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, Human Rights First's Eleanor Acer issued the...
August 18, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today called on the United Nations Security Council to approve a resolution that would aid the Iraqi government in gathering and preserving evidence of ISIS crimes...
May 01, 2017 Top Items Sebastian Gorka Ousted from White House New reports indicate that Sebastian Gorka is likely to be removed from his current position as President Trump’s counterterrorism...
April 07, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First condemned the Syrian government’s use of chemical gas that killed over 70 civilians this week and urges the U.S. government to work with the...

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U.S. Leadership and the Global Refugee Crisis

The United States has historically been a global leader in protecting refugees and promoting their rights. As the world faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, it is critical that the United States lead in addressing this issue by protecting and supporting refugees abroad and at home, and encouraging and persuading other nations to do so as well.

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Letter | June 29, 2016
Dear Ambassador Harper: I am writing to express Human Rights First’s support as you work to reaffirm human rights on two upcoming votes at the U.N. Human Rights Council. I want to first underscore...
Letter | June 03, 2014
To the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders: We are a diverse coalition of leading NGOs and experts supporting U.S.-UN engagement to advance human rights. We write to urge a swift vote on the...
Report | May 07, 2013
The transition to democracy currently underway in Tunisia is the most promising reform process taking place in the Arab region, two years after the mass protests of the spring of 2011. Progress...
Report | February 28, 2013
How Targeting Third Parties Can Slow the Atrocities in Syria Download The Syrian conflict is a human rights catastrophe. Over the past two years, nearly 70,000 people have died, mostly...