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Letters of Concern from western balkans

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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 »

Civil society leaders appeal to Jagland ahead of Azerbaijan referendum

On the 4th of September, several Azerbaijani civil society leaders, including former political prisoners that have worked closely with HRHF, appealed to Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland to refer proposed constitutional changes to the Venice Commission. 07 Sep 2016 »

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 »

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Stop slander of human rights defenders and their NGOs

Member and partner NGOs of the Human Rights House Network are concerned by the threats against human rights defenders in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Authorities have the responsibility to take pro-active measures to ensure the security of human rights defenders in general – and in this recent case the members of the Human Rights House Sarajevo, especially the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 24 Jan 2012 »

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 »

Freedom of expression violations in Croatia

The Human Rights House Foundation, Georgian Human Rights Centre and the Human Rights House in the Republic of Croatia are concerned about the continuous oppression of the freedom of expression in the Croatian media, especially its public services. This is a second Croatian human rights activists’ alert in the year 2009; unfortunately, there was no proper response or elicited activity on the part of the Government or the Croatian Parliament. 18 Nov 2009 »

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