Human Rights House Kazan

Network of Human Rights Houses welcomes new member

The network of Human Rights Houses welcomed its newest member – Human Rights House Kazan – in November 2019, bringing the total number of Houses in the network to 17.

Currently, Russia is not friendly to human rights work at all. Joining the network of Human Rights Houses brings safety and security. Any types of solidarity, any ways to show that we not alone and that we will be supported from inside and outside the country, from different partners and friends, is very important.

Pavel Chikov, Human Rights House Kazan

“In addition, we look forward to joint work. It will be good to learn how our partners operate in their home countries, to learn ­from mutual challenges and successes. We can develop some topics together and be good at legal ways and litigation on human rights. Coming from Russia, we have something to share with others,” concluded Chikov.

Human Rights House Kazan is home to three organisations: Kazan Human Rights Centre; The Association of Attorneys “Law Firm of the Republic of Tatarstan”, “Akhmetgaliyev, Khrunova and partners”; and Zona Prava.

The member organisations of Human Rights House Kazan have been cooperating since 2009. They work on a range of issues including prison conditions; police abuse; access to medical treatment; violence in the army; domestic violence and the conditions for children in institutional care. The House members have a thematic focus on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.

We are excited and proud to welcome Human Rights House Kazan to the network.

Daiva Petkevičiūtė, Head of House Programme, Human Rights House Foundation.

Human Rights House Kazan was accepted by the newly established Membership Review Group (MRG) at the 2019 network of Human Rights Houses meeting. The MRG is comprised of four representatives of different Human Rights Houses. In addition to Kazan, the MRG also formally accepted two already active members, Human Rights House Crimea, and Resource Centre Grozny, to the network.


Top photo: Human Rights House Kazan

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