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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 »

Non-governmental organisations request meeting with the chief prosecutor of Georgia

On January 12, 2018, the Belakani (Azerbaijan) District court found Afgan Mukhtarli guilty in the imposed charges and sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment. The court did not satisfy any solicitations of the defense side, which aimed to confirm innocence of Mukhtarli. The below signatory organizations believe that the Belakani District Court violated Afgan Mukhtarli’s right to fair trial, protected under the European Convention of Human Rights. 29 Jan 2018 »

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Call for Polish President to veto acts undermining judicial power

In an open letter to the President, Andrzej Duda, 52 civil society organisations call on him to veto the acts undermining judicial power in Poland. 24 Jul 2017 »

Holding a meeting on human rights is not a terrorist conspiracy

The Civil Solidarity Platform has issued a statement in support of representatives of Turkish civil society organisations working on human rights, who have been arrested and are being investigated for membership of an armed organisation and for terrorist offences. Some 40 independent organisations, including HRHF, support the joint statement and call for the release of these human rights defenders. 10 Jul 2017 »

Interpol: Prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus

Some 25 human rights organisations call on Interpol to act with due diligence to prevent the misuse of Interpol alerts against Azerbaijani human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus. 12 Jun 2017 »

Deep concern at abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in Tbilisi

In a letter to the Prime Minister and Parliament of Georgia, some 23 international human rights organisations express deep concern about the abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in Tbilisi, and his subsequent illegal deportation to Azerbaijan. 07 Jun 2017 »

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 »

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