Human Rights First

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Human Rights First

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C. It aims to build "respect for human rights and the rule of law." It accepts no government funding.[1]

Lawyers' Committee on Human Rights

Human Rights First was originally known as the Lawyers' Committee on Human Rights (LCHR). It was an organization that works with legal side of human rights protection, "promoting respect for the legal protections promised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent international or multipartite human rights legal documents."

With the Reebok Human Rights Foundation, the LCHR sponsored the Witness Program (which provides simple multimedia tools, such as camcorders, to human rights activists to use).[2][3]

Staff

The following are staff at Human Rights First, as of March 4, 2010:[4]

Board of Directors

The following are the members of the Human Rights First Board of Directors, as of March 4, 2010:[5]

Councils

Washington DC Council

The following are the members of the Human Rights First Washington, DC Council, as of March 4, 2010:[6]

National Council

The following are the members of the Human Rights First National Council, as of March 4, 2010:[7]

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