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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To request a print version of the report, please contact hrh@humanrightshouse.org.

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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.