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October 17, 2018

Political leaders in Georgia must stop slandering civil society organisations

Some 49 member and partner NGOs of 13 Human Rights Houses issue a joint letter to political leaders in Georgia.

October 15, 2018

Mehman Huseynov appeals for conditional release

The Azerbaijani video journalist found no justice in his trial for defamation, and in August his first application for conditional release was rejected. His appeals against this rejection include an accuser not summoned to court and warnings against informing people of their rights.

October 3, 2018

Human Rights in Theatre: “Justice for the Dictator”

Human rights organisations in Voronezh, Russia, staged the play “Justice for the Dictator”, a performance reading of the play “The Trial of Mussolini”. Once again, they showed their creative and innovative approach to reaching out on human rights.

October 3, 2018

Strengthening Participation of Women Defenders in Politics and Society

Aiming to strengthen the participation of young women human rights defenders in politics and society, Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and France-based NGO IREX Europe organised the “National Leadership Academy” in Georgia for women human rights defenders.

October 2, 2018

HRC39 End of Session Statement

Some 12 human right NGOs issued a joint statement reflecting on the 39th Human Rights Council session, upon its conclusion at the end of September.

October 2, 2018

Reflecting on 10 years at Human Rights House Foundation

In September 2018, Florian Irminger, former Head of Advocacy at Human Rights House Foundation, left the organisation to pursue a new role as the Executive Director of Penal Reform International. In this video, Florian reflects on his time at HRHF, and discusses what both organisations have in common.

October 2, 2018

From Military Intelligence to Human Rights Defender

Once set to pursue a career as an interceptor of foreign transmitters among troops stationed outside Moscow, Aleh Matskevich from Barysaŭ, Belarus, is now a human rights defender. He saw an independent Belarus emerging and it turned him into a different kind of man.

September 26, 2018

HRHF statement on the situation in Crimea HRC39

During an interactive dialogue on Ukraine at the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement providing an overview of a fact-finding mission to Crimea conducted by representatives of three Human Rights Houses conducted between 14-18 September 2018.

September 21, 2018

HRHF statement on the adoption of Russia’s UPR

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement during the adoption of Russia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC39). This statement enjoys the support of two Russian human rights organisations.