Human Rights House Foundation


Letters of Concern by right to freedom of organisation

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 »

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 »

Civil society organisations call on EITI Board to suspend Azerbaijan

The letter from civil society organisations addresses board members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), urging them to “suspend Azerbaijan from participation in EITI, due to continuous breach of the initiative’s requirements for fostering an enabling environment for civil society.” 20 Oct 2016 »

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 »

Image: July 2016 protests in Yerevan, Armenia 
Copyright: © #PHOTOLURE/Hayk Baghdasaryan

HRH Yerevan condemns police activities against peaceful civilians

Members of Human Rights House Yerevan have issued a joint statement condemning police activities against peaceful citizens, and calling on the police and security services, as well as other stakeholders, to act to ensure the rights and freedoms of citizens are respected and protected. 20 Jul 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 »

Civic Solidarity Platform: Concern about the arrests in Turkey

Member organisations of the OSCE-wide NGO coalition Civic Solidarity Platform, express their grave concern about the arrest on 20 June 2016 of three human rights defenders in connection with their participation in the campaign to counter suppression of the Özgür Gündem journal. 21 Jun 2016 »

Image: Statement of the Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) about May 17 Developments

Statement of the Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) about May 17 Developments

The Human Rights House Tbilisi responds to the developments that took place in Tbilisi on May 17, 2016 and expresses concern about the detention of civil activists. 23 May 2016 »

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Release human rights defenders, journalists and activists

Members and partners of the Human Rights House Network and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders are dismayed by the sentences upheld against human rights defender Rasul Jafarov and against human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, two prominent and internationally respected voices of the Azerbaijani civil society. They call upon the Azerbaijani President to put an end to the unprecedented repression against civil society and release human rights defenders, journalists and activists. 22 Apr 2015 »

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