Washington, D.C—In response to the U.S. State Department’s decision not to support the Canadian government as it stands up for human rights, Rob Berschinski, Senior Vice President for Policy at Human Rights First and former Deputy Assistant Secretary o…Read more
Washington, D.C.—In response to continued reports that many immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits are being discharged and having their legal status questioned, Scott Cooper, founder of Veterans for American Ideals and Director of National Securi…Read more
Washington D.C.—Today, leaders of several immigrant and human rights organizations were invited for the first time under the Trump administration to meet with Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.
In the midst of an ongoing crisis, where th…Read more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new report documenting the Polish government’s escalating assault on the country’s legal system. “Justice Purged: Poland Politicizes its Judiciary” is based on research conducted in Poland and draws …Read more
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 9:43amThe Passing of Asma JahangirElisa MassiminoNeil HicksHuman Rights First mourns the passing of the courageous, pioneering Pakistani lawyer and human rights defender, Asma Jahangir. We are proud of our long history of c…Read more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned introduction of the Secure and Succeed Act, calling the legislation a cruel attempt to punish asylum seekers and migrants through the use of prolonged detention and criminal prosecutions. The legislat…Read more
Washington, D.C—Human Rights First today condemned a new Departments of Justice and Homeland Security report on terrorism related offenses and immigration, for its use of selective data to demonize immigrants and undermine federal terrorism courts. The…Read more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the swift, bipartisan passage of Senate Resolution 211, a condemnation of the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. The resolution, led by Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), passed last night in a voice vote with strong bipartisan support. The resolution had a total of 46 cosponsors, including members from both sides of the aisle.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 3:51pmThe Global Magnitsky Act Represents New Era of Smart SanctionsBy Michelle SmolerRead more
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Egypt Targets Disappearance Activist Working on Regeni CaseBrian DooleyDrawing attention to what the Egyptian authorities want to hide is a dangerous move.Read more