Human Rights First

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 333 Seventh Avenue
13th floor N
New York, NY 10001-5004
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
Website: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Victim Protection
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance
Short description:
Human Rights First believes that building respect for human rights and the rule of law will help ensure the dignity to which every individual is entitled and will stem tyranny, extremism, intolerance, and violence.


Human Rights First protects people at risk: refugees who flee persecution, victims of crimes against humanity or other mass human rights violations, victims of discrimination, those whose rights are eroded in the name of national security, and human rights advocates who are targeted for defending the rights of others. These groups are often the first victims of societal instability and breakdown; their treatment is a harbinger of wider-scale repression. Human Rights First works to prevent violations against these groups and to seek justice and accountability for violations against them.
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