Human Rights House Annual Report 2016

Discover how we, the Human Rights Houses and Human Rights House Foundation, protected, empowered, and supported human rights defenders and advanced human rights in 2016.

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As space for civil society is shrinking, the Human Rights House values of solidarity and cooperation in networks are more important than ever. Our annual report for 2016 shows how these values – and the resilience, bravery and creativity of those in the Human Rights Houses – ensured that 2016 was not just a year in which freedoms declined globally, but also a year of significant innovation, growth, and ongoing activity by the Human Rights Houses and wider civil society.

We were able to respond to many of the worrying regional and international trends in 2016, adapting our working methods, refocusing and mobilising resources, and launching new initiatives.

Through the stories, experiences, and work featured in our annual report, we hope to energise and inspire, trigger debate and ideas, and encourage others to join us in our work.

Among many successes, we celebrate the release of many of our colleagues from prison in Azerbaijan, our role in contributing to strong international human rights standards for the protection of human rights lawyers, and the strength, impact, and diversity of the projects among and within the Human Rights Houses, as well as those led by HRHF.

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April 3, 2020

Concerns about responses by state authorities to the global COVID-19 crisis

The network of Human Rights Houses is concerned by recent actions on the part of state authorities across western and eastern Europe, the western Balkans, and the Caucasus in response to the escalating COVID-19 crisis. These actions, taken to combat the rising number of infections and deaths associated with COVID-19, raise questions about states’ commitments to civic freedoms and human rights.

April 1, 2020

Azerbaijani authorities must not continue to use COVID-19 pandemic to further crackdown on civil society

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) remains very concerned with a number of recent actions taken by the Azerbaijani authorities in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

March 27, 2020

«Свобода выражения мнений является фундаментальным правом каждого человека». Выступление адвоката Людмилы Казак

Беларусский дом прав человека публикует выступление в апелляционной инстанции Людмилы Казак, адвоката Ивана Комара, признанного политзаключенным.