Monday, April 10, 2017 – 1:01pmGerman Social Media Law Threatens Free SpeechErika AsgeirssonOn Wednesday, the German cabinet approved a draft law that would fine social media companies for failing to remove hate speech and other content thRead more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that the Trump Administration may not fill the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism position and plans to eliminate the staff positions of that office. The office, when filled and fully staffed, performs critical work documenting and preventing bias-motivated violations against Jewish communities. Human Rights First calls on President Trump to immediately appoint a new special envoy and maintain the office’s support staff and funding.
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed concern over reports that no senior State Department official, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, will participate in a public launch of this year’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016.
New York City—Human Rights First today welcomed U.S.
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed yesterday’s re-introduction of the Trafficking in Persons Report Integrity Act, which would strengthen the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report by increasing transparency in the process. The bill was introduced by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Cory Gardner (R-CO), and aims to clarify the evidence used in determining the ranking of individual countries on their efforts to combat human trafficking.
Friday, February 17, 2017 – 10:54amFears for Sudan Human Rights Defender MudawiBrian DooleyDr Mudawi Ibrahim is one of the best known human rights defenders in the world, recognized for his long career in defending rights in Sudan and exposing violatio…Read more
Thursday, December 22, 2016 – 3:49pmA Gift Free from Forced LaborMeggie WeilerThis time of year many people are out searching for the perfect gifts for family, friends, and sometimes even the dog.Read more
After the United States presidential election I found myself in despair. I knew that my country was in store for[…]Read more