Fact Sheet

Resources for Human Rights Defenders

March 2, 2016

Human Rights First maintains a list of resources for human rights defenders who are facing security threats because of their work. This compilation includes information…

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LGBT Issues in Kyrgyzstan

March 1, 2016

The Propaganda Bill

Same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized in Kyrgyzstan in 1998, but the Kyrgyz lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community experiences routine discrimination…

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The Flores Settlement: A Brief History and Next Steps

February 19, 2016


A Brief History and Next Steps

The Flores Settlement Agreement is a court settlement, in place for over two…

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Remarks by Brian Dooley: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing on Bahrain

February 11, 2016

Thank you to the Lantos Commission for today’s briefing, and to Congressman McGovern for his continued commitment to the struggle for human rights in Bahrain.…

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“Enhanced Interrogation” Explained

February 10, 2016

The CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program allowed the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” on detainees captured after 9/11. It was conducted between 2002 and…

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End Modern Slavery Initiative Act

January 14, 2016


Modern slavery is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. It is a profit driven business;…

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LGBT Issues in the Dominican Republic

January 12, 2016

“Remember, all people have the right to equal treatment under the law. Be kind to your enemies and through your kindness and acceptance of them,…

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Texas Courts Should Grant New Trial in Death Penalty Case

December 18, 2015

Nicaraguan national Bernardo Aban Tercero is scheduled for execution on August 26, 2015

Despite an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) opinion recognizing serious due…

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