Human Rights House Foundation


Network meetings

Representatives of the Human Rights Houses gather every second year for the Human Rights House Network Assembly. During the Assembly, participants share their knowledge and experience, create new joint projects, adopt strategic HRHN documents, discuss further HRHN development, as well as improving relationships between their colleagues in the network of Human Rights Houses. International Conferences are also held coinciding with each meeting, combining networking, sharing experience, and capacity building. Prior to 2012, meetings were held annually and hosting duties rotated among the different Houses, beginning in Oslo in 1994.

Assembly in Belgrade 2016

Human rights defenders from Human Rights Houses in Eastern & Western Europe, the Caucasus and the Balkans gathered in the Serbian capital, at Human Rights House Belgrade, for the 2016 Assembly of Human Rights Houses. 23 Jan 2017 »

20th Anniversary in Oslo 2015

In September 2015, the Human Rights House Network gathered in Oslo to celebrate 20 years of protecting, supporting and empowering human rights defenders and their organisations. 22 Jan 2017 »

Assembly in Kyiv and Chernihiv 2014

The 2014 Assembly took place between Kyiv and Chernihiv. 21 Jan 2017 »

Assembly in Zagreb 2012

The 2012 Human Rights House Network Assembly took place in Zagreb. 20 Jan 2017 »

Conference in Vilnius 2010

On 24 September, an open Human Rights Conference is organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, to draw attention to the situation of the human rights defenders and human rights trends identified in Belarus and the Baltic region. »

Image: Conference in Nairobi, 2007

Conference in Nairobi, 2007

Conference CIVIL SOCIETIES AT A CROSSROAD: “Sustaining Human Rights Organisations in the East and Horn of Africa” took place in Nairobi, Kenya. It was attended by over 100 delegates, out of which 50 grassroots human rights defenders from the various districts in Kenya were also present. »

Conference in Zagreb, 2006

The Human Rights House Network has now held its annual meeting in Zagreb. The meeting was dedicated to our common vision, strategies and programs as a result of the evaluation process that the Network has finalized this autumn. The representatives from the Balkans, Caucasus, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the United Kingdom cooperated in order to re-defining our regional programs in accordance with the Network's general vision and strategies. »

Image: Conference in Baku, 2005

Conference in Baku, 2005

The Azeri authorities must stop its harassment of independent journalists, political activists and human rights defenders. This is the message in a statement signed by activists from established and emerging Human Rights Houses in ten countries, as well as the OSCE, the Swedish Helsinki Committee, and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) that co-hosted a conference 7-10 September 2005 in Baku, Azerbaijan. UN Special Representative for human rights defenders, Hina Jilani (right), also attended. »

Conference in Oslo, 2004

Conference "Activists Under Attack: Defending the Right to be a Human Rights Defender" took place in Oslo and focused on how security and working conditions of human rights defenders have worsened in recent years. The conference marked the 10th anniversary of the Human Rights House Network. »

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