Human Rights House Foundation


Letters of Concern

HRH Tbilisi, Belarusian HRH, HRHF urge Georgia to support renewal of UN Belarus mandate

Human Rights House Tbilisi and the Belarusian Human Rights House, with HRHF, have written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, urging support at the June 2017 session of the Human Rights Council for the renewal of the UN mandate on Belarus. 30 May 2017 »

Concerns over EBRD statements on EITI decision to suspend Azerbaijan

Human Rights House Foundation has joined 24 organisations in expressing concern over statements on the suspension of Azerbaijan from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), made by the head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabarti. 09 May 2017 »

Free Azerbaijani Journalist Mehman Huseynov

On World Press Freedom Day, 32 human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, issue a joint statement calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mehman Huseynov. 03 May 2017 »

Council of Europe: Investigate Corruption Allegations

In a letter addressed to members of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, 56 NGOs including HRHF called for the launch of an external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of the parliamentary assembly code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan 20 Apr 2017 »

Image: Civil society should not be targeted by measures impeding its independence 

Civil society should not be targeted by measures impeding its independence

In a letter to the President of Ukraine, 31 member and partner NGOs of Human Rights Houses underlined that civil society is an ally for Ukraine’s future, and urged that it should not be targeted by measures impeding its independence. 05 Apr 2017 »

Civic Solidarity movement condemns detentions and violence against protestors

Belarus: Civic solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violence against peaceful demonstrators, calls for a strong reaction by the international community. 27 Mar 2017 »

Drop all charges against Leonid Sudalenka

Human Rights Houses Foundation wrote to the Central District Court in Belarus to appeal to the Court to drop charges against prominent human rights lawyer Leonid Sudalenka, which relate to his participating in and monitoring and reporting on recent peaceful protests. The Court heard his case on 17 March, and delivered a warning to him and charged him fees. 17 Mar 2017 »

Image: Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mehman Huseynov

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mehman Huseynov

Some 50 member and partner NGOs of Human Rights Houses have written to the Azerbaijani President and authorities to call for the immediate and unconditional release of photojournalist, blogger and human rights defender Mehman Huseynov. 09 Mar 2017 »

Support renewal of Special Rapporteur mandate on human rights defenders

In a letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, 85 civil society organisations, coming from all regions, urge delegations to support the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. 08 Mar 2017 »

No Progress on Key Reforms

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a prominent international coalition, should suspend Azerbaijan’s membership for failing to carry out key reforms, a coalition of 21 groups including Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and International Media Support said today. The EITI, during its board meeting in Bogota, Colombia, on March 8 and 9, 2017, will review Azerbaijan’s efforts to ease its repression of civil society groups as the EITI had required. 03 Mar 2017 »

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