WASHINGTON – The Project on Middle East Democracy, Human Rights First, PEN America, and the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. government release of a declassified version of the congressionall…Read more
The undersigned organizations urge the Biden Administration to engage constructively with the International Criminal Court (ICC). The U.S. government’s support[…]Read more
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First, the National Immigration Law Center (“NILC”), and Sidley Austin LLP today filed an amicus curiae—friend of the court—brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols (“MPP…Read more
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today condemned the Chinese government’s latest wave of arrests in Hong Kong, which included more than 50 pro-democracy officials and leading voices of dissent.
“If the Hong Kong authorities think they will end opposit…Read more
Washington, D.C. — Nineteen years ago, the first detainees arrived at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of an effort to subvert the rule of law based on the false assumption that the Constitution did not apply to the men detained an…Read more
NEW YORK – As threats to democracy and human rights remain on the rise and more people are displaced than at any time in history, Human Rights First is recognizing defenders of human rights and honoring legal professionals who work to ensure safety for…Read more
Rules would create sweeping new categorical bars to asylum and eliminate rules intended to ensure refugee families are not separatedRead more
WASHINGTON — Human Rights First expressed its strong opposition to another proposed rule for the U.S. processing of asylum claims, slated to be issued on September 23, 2020, that would lead many refugees to be denied asylum unfairly or on absurd techn…Read more
WASHINGTON – The United States, the rule of law, and the field of human rights lost a hero and a champion when Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday.
From her early career working to protect and advance the rights of …Read more
Experts including epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists find that Trump administration’s rationale for proposed rule denying refugees protection is a misuse of science and public health practiceRead more