Bene Meirto medals for HFHR people

Danuta Przywara, HFHR President, and Bogna Chmielewska, Foundation’s expert, received Bene Merito medals awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski. The Minister bestowed the distinctions in recognition of Ms Przywara’s and Ms Chmielewska’s work for human rights in countries of the former USSR. The awards were given in particular in appreciation of the HFHR’s efforts in and commitment to human rights advocacy in Belarus.

The medal was also received by Jan Malicki, head of the Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw.

‘The Government has no right to judge upon the work of NGOs. Yet, it may thank them for their effort, speaking on behalf of the Polish people’, said during the ceremony the Deputy Minister Krzysztof Stanowski.

The medals were awarded on the anniversary of the violent crackdown of protests against non-democratic presidential elections in Belarus.

Bene Merito is a medal bestowed as a tribute to the recipient’s services rendered to promote and strengthen Poland’s international position.


July 6, 2018

No justice for Mehman Huseynov

Since anti-corruption blogger Mehman Huseynov was sentenced for defamation in March 2017, HRHF has been asking, “when will he find justice?”. With his appeals inside the country now exhausted, we see once again that little justice can be found for human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.

July 3, 2018

HRHF statement on Ukraine at HRC38

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement on Ukraine to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC38). This statement enjoys the support of four Ukrainian human rights organisations.

July 2, 2018

Assembly and association “enable rights”

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Voule introduces his aims and priorities for freedom of assembly and association mandate, and discusses cooperation with civil society, in an interview with HRHF on the sidelines of HRC38.