Human Rights First

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Human Rights First
Human Rights First logo.png
MottoAmerican ideals. Universal values.
HeadquartersNew York, NY
Michael Breen
Former President
Michael Posner

Human Rights First (formerly known as the Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights[1]) is, according to its own website, a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3), international human rights organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C.[2]

Leadership board[edit]

Human Rights First is governed by a board of directors composed of 67 members, including a 34-person Board of Advocates and a six-person Emeritus Board.[3]

Pro Bono Legal Representation for Asylum Seekers[edit]

Human Rights First's pro bono legal representation program matches good lawyers with asylum-seekers who need help and would not otherwise be able to afford high-quality legal representation.[4]

The organization helps asylum seekers living in the greater Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston metropolitan areas who do not already have legal representation, cannot afford an attorney, and need help with a claim for asylum or other protection-based form of immigration status. The organization's New York and Houston offices can also help people who are seeking asylum from within a nearby immigration detention center.


  1. ^ IRS Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption. (1982). Human Rights First website Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ About Us,
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". Human Rights First. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Asylum". Human Rights First. Retrieved 2019-05-29.

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