Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 10:29amHuman Rights First Urges Senate to Examine Judicial Nominee’s Views on Torture Patricia StottlemyerThis morning the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering whether to advance the nomination of Howard C. Nielson to…Read more
Washington, D.C.—In response to the announcement that the United States has designated Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and head of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs Ayub Kataev for sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, Human Rights First’s Shawn Gaylord issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement on the immigration court system threaten due process and fairness in the asylum system.
Monday, November 6, 2017 – 2:08pmThe Jane Doe Case and the Denial of Health Care to Detained Immigrants Eleni BakstOn October 24, 2017, the U.S.Read more
City of Houston Acts to Stop Goods Produced with Forced Labor
Earlier this month, Houston’s Mayor signed an executive order to implement a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking in city service contracts and purchasing
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – 9:17amEfficiency of the Federal Court System in Trying Benghazi SuspectBy Saadia KhanRead 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.
Upholding the International Religious Freedom Act
Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act. It was originally passed in response to growing religious persecution globally, a problem that remains ur