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Letters of Concern

Letter to condemn the continuing repressions against civil society in Belarus

38 organizations from 16 countries have sent a letter to the Belarusian authorities to condemn the continuing repressions against civil society in Belarus and the recent arrests of peaceful demonstrators. 13 Jul 2011 »

International HR organisations condemn police violence against demonstrators

The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) condemn the excessive use of force by the police against peaceful anti-government protest in Tbilisi on the night of 26 May 2011. 07 Jun 2011 »

Civil society requests dismissal of politically influenced bailiff and school principal

The representatives of media and NGOs expressed protest against the action of the bailiff Giorgi Inasaridze at the round table on freedom of expression held in Tbilisi Human Rights House. According to the participants of the meeting, the bailiff exceeded his authority when he composed the act of administrative violation against the math teacher Lali Kiknadze that gave rise to her dismissal. 06 May 2011 »

Concerns with alarming human rights situation in Belarus

The Human Rights House Network is deeply concerned about the actions taken by the Belarusian authorities, police, KGB, and judicial system against human rights defenders and their organisations, lawyers, journalists, students, and other citizens of the Republic of Belarus. 04 May 2011 »

Call for respect of the right to freedom of assembly

We, the undersigned members and partners of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN), condemn the recent repression of peaceful demonstrations in Tbilisi and call upon the Georgian authorities to fully ensure the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in practice and by law. 08 Apr 2011 »

Right to freedom of association in Azerbaijan - call for an opinion from the Venice Commission

Fifteen human rights organisations jointly call upon the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to request an opinion of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) stating whether the July 2009 amendments to the Law on Non-governmental Organisations (public unions and foundations), and the new regulations issued on 17 March 2011 in Azerbaijan are in line with the European Convention of Human Rights. 08 Apr 2011 »

NGO statement - fundamental right to assembly and manifestations once again violated

On March 25 the patrol police officers dispersed a peaceful protest rally held in support of prisoners at the Ministry of Corrections, Probation and Legal Assistance. Seven participants of the rally, in particular Giorgi Burjanadze, Vladimir Sadgobelashvili, Merab Chikashvili, Otar Bekauri, Akaki Chikovani, Besik Tabatadze and Giorgi Kharabadze were detained under the charges of the breached administrative law. 30 Mar 2011 »

Statement on the closing of the Human Rights House Azerbaijan

On 10 March 2011, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan ordered the Human Rights House Azerbaijan, partner of the international Human Rights House Network, to cease all activities immediately. According to the Ministry of Justice, in the future the Human Rights House Azerbaijan will be allowed to carry out activities only upon prior agreement with the State. The Human Rights House Network believes this measure is part of the escalated repression of the civil society in the last few weeks, in connection with the calls for pro-democracy demonstrations in March 2011. 11 Mar 2011 »

Youth activists targeted as freedom of expression clampdown continues

Member organisations of the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan condemn the recent wave of arrests of youth activists and bloggers in connection with planned pro-democracy protests in the country, and call for their immediate release. Reports of restrictions on freedom of expression and pressure by the Azerbaijani authorities have escalated in recent weeks, as calls for pro-democracy protests – inspired by the events in the Middle East and North Africa – have gained momentum in the country. 10 Mar 2011 »

HRHN condemns the killing of David Kato calls for protection of all human rights defenders in Uganda

Over 40 members and partners of the Human Rights House Network sent a letter of concern to the authorities of the Republic of Uganda today, calling for an immediate investigation into the murder of David Kato and for effective protection of all human rights defenders in the Republic of Uganda. 01 Feb 2011 »

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