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Letters of Concern by right to freedom of organisation

Call for support of the right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly

Human Rights House Foundation and members of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders are concerned about the restrictions on the freedom of assembly and association in the South Caucasus and call upon the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) and its Member States to give priority to strengthen mechanism, ensuring that the right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly are respected. 06 Oct 2010 »

Call upon the UN HRC to strengthen freedom of association

The participants of the 2010 Human Rights House Network (HRHN) Annual Meeting call upon the Member States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council to strengthen freedom of association and peaceful assembly by establishing a Special Procedure´s mandate. 25 Sep 2010 »

Call upon Belarus to take urgent measures to meet international human rights standards

On 22-23 September 2010, the Human Rights House Network holds its annual meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. On 22 September, the participants in the meeting adopted a statement on the human rights situation in the Republic of Belarus. 22 Sep 2010 »

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A common statement on human rights in Azerbaijan

In spite of the Republic of Azerbaijan being a member of the Council of Europe for almost ten years the lack of democracy, a fair judicial system, free media and a free civil society is imminent. Several national and international human rights organizations draw the attention to the serious human rights violations taking place in the Republic of Azerbaijan. 28 Jan 2010 »

Abduction of activists

Members of the Human Rights House Network are alarmed by recent reports of abductions of youth activists in the Republic of Belarus. These incidents appear to be a new and intimidating tool for harassment of Belarusian activists, who in an organised manner or independently demonstrate their opposition to the rule of the government of Republic of Belarus. As such, they represent a violation of the freedom of expression as well as the right to assembly and association. 16 Dec 2009 »

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Norwegian Human Rights House -stop harassment against Shirin Ebadi

Members of the Norwegian Human Rights House urge the Iranian authorities to respect the dignity and work of the human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize winner 2003, Shirin Ebadi. We ask the authorities to return the confiscated award and put an end to all kind of repression against the highly respected human rights defender and her relatives. 10 Dec 2009 »

Stop human rights violations in Eritrea

The United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of State of Eritrea took place on Monday 30 November 2009. As you know, a coalition of Eritrean Diaspora communities submitted a joint report for this occasion. The coalition consisted of Eritrean Australian Mercy Association Inc., Eritrean Community in Australia Inc., Eritrean Global Solidarity, Network of Eritrean Civil Societies – Europe, and Suwera Center for Human Rights. The Awate Foundation coordinated the coalition’s work and submitted the report on its behalf. The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) provided technical and editorial assistance and facilitated the advocacy carried out by representatives of the coalition who were present at the Human Rights Council in Geneva during the review. 09 Dec 2009 »

Concern with denial of registration of Nasha Viasna

The Belarusian Human Rights House in exile in Vilnius (Lithuania) and the Human Rights House Foundation in Oslo (Norway) are deeply disappointed with the decision of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus to turn down the appeal against non-registration of the human rights organisation Nasha Viasna. We consider this ruling a politically motivated denial of the human rights organisation's right to freedom of association and call upon the Belarusian authorities to abide by the national laws and international instruments guaranteeing such a right. 14 Aug 2009 »

Abolition of Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code

More than 30 organisations of the Human Rights House Network express our deep regret that Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus establishes criminal responsibility for activities of unregistered civil organizations. 02 Jul 2009 »

South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders concerned about new NGO law in Azerbaijan

The South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders is alarmed about the draft amendments to the Law of Republic of Azerbaijan “On Non-governmental organizations (public associations and foundations)” that are due to be discussed on 19 June by the Parliament of Republic of Azerbaijan. 18 Jun 2009 »

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