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Letters of Concern from east and horn of africa

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Enhance the process to select new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

In a letter to the UN Secretary-General, a coalition of more than 70 civil society organisations has put forward proposals to revitalise and enhance the process to select the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. 26 Mar 2018 »

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 »

More than 200 NGOs call for supporting resolution on Civil Society Space

244 civil society organisations, including HRHF, signed a letter calling for the members of the UN Human Rights Council to reject 15 amendments presented by the Russian Federation to a resolution on Civil Society Space. The letter can be read below. 05 Jul 2016 »

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Worrisome pressure by the European Union to further reduce the UN human rights budget

Members of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) express their concern to learn that the European Union is aiming at further reducing the ordinary budget of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The NGOs call upon the European Union to support the work of the Office, by increasing its ordinary budget as a way to strengthen the impact of its work and cooperation by all States. 26 Nov 2013 »

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 »

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 »

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Anniversary of Russian HR lawyer and journalist commemorated

Amnesty International, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and Human Rights House Foundation have issued a joint letter, commemorating the 1st anniversary of the killings of the prominent Russian human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, right, and the Novaya Gazeta journalist Anastasia Baburova. Follow the link to the letter, right. 19 Jan 2010 »

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 »

Call for ensuring freedom of expression in Uganda

Over 30 organisations, members of the Human Rights House Network, call on the Republic of Uganda authorities to ensure freedom of expression in the country. 23 Sep 2009 »

On the AU Summit in Libya

Between 1st July 2002 and December 2008, Thirty African States took bold moves with the rest of the world when each individually ratified the Rome Statute and expressed to the inhabitants of their respective territories and to humanity at large that impunity had no place any more and each committed through ratification to cooperate with the International Criminal Court in its various requests including arrest and surrender of suspects. 18 Jul 2009 »

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