Representatives of the Human Rights Houses gather every second year for the Human Rights House Network Assembly. During the Assembly, participants share their knowledge and experience, create new joint projects, adopt strategic HRHN documents, discuss further HRHN development, as well as improving relationships between their colleagues in the network of Human Rights Houses. International Conferences are also held coinciding with each meeting, combining networking, sharing experience, and capacity building. Prior to 2012, meetings were held annually and hosting duties rotated among the different Houses, beginning in Oslo in 1994.
Conference CIVIL SOCIETIES AT A CROSSROAD: “Sustaining Human Rights Organisations in the East and Horn of Africa” took place in Nairobi, Kenya. It was attended by over 100 delegates, out of which 50 grassroots human rights defenders from the various districts in Kenya were also present. »
The Human Rights House Network has now held its annual meeting in Zagreb. The meeting was dedicated to our common vision, strategies and programs as a result of the evaluation process that the Network has finalized this autumn. The representatives from the Balkans, Caucasus, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the United Kingdom cooperated in order to re-defining our regional programs in accordance with the Network's general vision and strategies. »
The Azeri authorities must stop its harassment of independent journalists, political activists and human rights defenders. This is the message in a statement signed by activists from established and emerging Human Rights Houses in ten countries, as well as the OSCE, the Swedish Helsinki Committee, and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) that co-hosted a conference 7-10 September 2005 in Baku, Azerbaijan. UN Special Representative for human rights defenders, Hina Jilani (right), also attended. »
Conference "Activists Under Attack: Defending the Right to be a Human Rights Defender" took place in Oslo and focused on how security and working conditions of human rights defenders have worsened in recent years. The conference marked the 10th anniversary of the Human Rights House Network. »