Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:


Target group: human rights defenders

Operates worldwide 

Human Rights First presents Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award for those involved in human rights (individuals or organizations) and have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to international human rights advocacy in areas such as the defense of civil society, protection of refugees, combatting of antisemitism and other forms of extremism, promotion of religious freedom, defense of the rights of LGBT persons, and advancement of accountability for human rights abuse, among others.

Asylum assistance 

Target group: human rights defenders

Operates in USA*

The process for seeking asylum in the U.S. is complicated and an asylum-seeker is more likely to be granted this form of protection if he or she is represented by a good lawyer who understands the system. Our 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.

*available for any nationalities seeking asylum in U.S.