December 16, 2016

The second international conference on the abolition of the death penalty was held in Minsk

The second international conference “Abolition of the death penalty and public opinion” opened on 13 December in Minsk. The conference is organized by the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

December 16, 2016

У Мінску прайшла другая міжнародная канферэнцыя па смяротным пакаранні

13 снежня ў Мінску распачалася другая міжнародная канферэнцыя “Адмена смяротнага пакарання і грамадскае меркаванне”, якую арганізуе Савет Еўропы ў супрацоўніцтве з Міністэрствам замежных спраў Беларусі.

December 15, 2016

Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv

The House was bought in January 2014, in the middle of the Euromaidan protests and just ahead of restrictive laws being adopted on freedom of assembly and association. Still, amid this chaos, the founders established the House that year, and included organisations from across Ukraine.

December 15, 2016

Poland: Two small setbacks on the road to illiberal democracy

A single diversion from democratic principles does not necessarily make a Government authoritarian, but what about a year of continually undermining democratic principles? To understand events in Poland, one must not just judge individual incidents, as is often the case in human rights work, but instead look at the way the different legislative changes come together and the picture this combination creates.

December 15, 2016

UN Human Rights Committee review of Serbia

The Committee will review Serbia’s state party report.

December 15, 2016

UN resolution on Crimea: Crimeans deserve better

The human rights situation in Crimea will now be examined by the international community gathered in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

December 15, 2016

5th Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy

Florian Irminger, Head of Advocacy at HRHF, will be one of the participants and speakers at the event organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland


December 15, 2016

10-year Anniversary of International Law in Advocacy (ILIA)

After ten years, the education in international human rights standards, the ILIA programme, boasts an alumni community of hundreds of experts, lawyers, and human rights defenders, who protect and advance human rights in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

December 13, 2016

International attention on Crimea human rights must lead to action

HRHF is appalled by the human rights situation in Crimea, and by the constant harassment and persecution of journalists and human rights defenders. Crimea is currently on the agenda at the UN Human Rights Council and the General Assembly. This attention is welcome, but it must translate into action.