Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 2:37pmEquality Prevails at the United NationsMariel Perez-SantiagoIn a victory for the human rights movement, and for the integrity of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly rejected …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
Human Rights First applauded the inclusion of Section 1298 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 (S.2943), which authorizes $250 million over[…]Read more
Washington, D.C.—As President-elect Trump continues to announce his selections for top positions in the new administration, 21 of the nation’s largest human rights and faith organizations today released a joint statement of principles regarding the eligibility of nominees for Senate-confirmed positions.
Human Rights First condemns the brutal terrorist attack on Christian worshipers in a chapel adjacent to Cairo’s main Coptic Christian[…]Read more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to archive the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. This move ensures that the report will be preserved and can be declassified in the future.
Human Rights First said that the Obama Administration’s release of a presidential report and memorandum—and related policy documents—on the legal and policy[…]Read more
In this four-part blog series, Human Rights First is examining the crimes and trial of the National Socialist Underground (NSU),[…]Read more