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March 29, 2019 Washington, D.C.—On March 28, a group of 40 human rights, democracy, and anti-corruption organizations and experts led by Human Rights First and Freedom House...
November 05, 2018 Human Rights First welcomes the actions of 16 countries, including the United States, to implement the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) so-called...
July 10, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In advance of President Trump's July 16 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Human Rights First today released a new fact sheet detailing how the Russian...
June 27, 2018 New York City—In response to reports that a group of Republican lawmakers planned to travel to Russia and meet with senior Russia officials, Human Rights First Senior Vice President for Policy...
March 05, 2018 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to robustly implement sanctions in 2018 under the Global Magnitsky...
December 22, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds the Trump Administration's decision to designate 15 foreign individuals and 37 entities under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability...
December 20, 2017 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...

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Opinions | February 26, 2019
Read Full Report and Download This article originally appeared in The Anatomy of Illiberal States: Assessing and Responding to Democratic Decline in Turkey and Central Europe, published by The...
Report | July 11, 2018
Introduction Poland is soon approaching a point of no return concerning the independence of its judiciary. On July 3, more than 40 percent of the country’s 73 Supreme Court judges as of July 3 are...
Factsheet | July 10, 2018
Read More and Download On July 16, U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. According to White House officials,...
Report | June 09, 2018
Read More and Download Introduction Leaders of Hungarian civil society are appealing to the U.S. government to counter Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s accelerated assault on peaceful dissent, anti-...

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