Rights First was founded in 1978 as the Lawyers Committee for International Human
Rights to "promote laws and policies that advance universal rights and freedoms."
Since 1986, it has presented the Human Rights Award at its annual Human Rights
Dinner to an individual actively engaged in defending human rights, protecting
refugees or working to stop discrimination and crimes against humanity. Some Human
Rights First honorees are listed here; for the complete list: www.humanrightsfirst.org/about_us/events/honorees.htm
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