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March 2, 2021

HRC46: Joint NGO letter addressing human rights crisis in Belarus

On 2 March 2021, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) was among 13 international NGOs calling on the UN Human Rights Council to create a new mechanism assisting in the process of accountability for human rights violations in Belarus. The NGOs also outlined several key elements that a new mechanism should contain.

February 25, 2021

HRC46: Amnesty and HRHF joint statement on Belarus

On 25 February 2021, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and Amnesty International pushed the Human Rights Council to take further action on Belarus. Alongside Belarusian civil society organisations, they urged the Council in a joint oral statement, to create a mechanism assisting in the process of accountability for human rights violations.

February 25, 2021

Georgian authorities must reverse recent actions curtailing free assembly and expression

Human Rights House Foundation and Human Rights House Tbilisi condemn recent actions by the Georgian authorities to limit freedoms of expression and assembly, linked with the political crisis which has engulfed the country during past months. We call on the Georgian authorities to reverse these recent actions and take immediate steps to protect human rights in line with Georgia’s international obligations.

February 22, 2021

Network of Human Rights Houses calls on Georgian authorities to address the increasingly hostile environment for human rights defenders in Georgia

We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, are alarmed at the increasingly hostile environment for human rights defenders in Georgia and call on the Georgian authorities to take immediate actions to stem this dangerous tide.

February 18, 2021

CSP: Unprecedented crackdown on Belarusian civil society must be stopped

Following a renewed wave of persecution of the Belarusian human rights defenders, civil society activists and independent journalists, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) strongly condemn actions of the Belarusian authorities and urge them to stop the harassment and show genuine respect towards the rights of those who seek to protect the rights of their fellow citizens and not to criminalize their legitimate human rights work.

February 16, 2021

Беларускія ўлады абавязаныя неадкладна спыніць узгоднены напад на праваабаронцаў, журналістаў і іх арганізацыі

Фундацыя Дамоў правоў чалавека заклікае ўлады Беларусі неадкладна спыніць узгоднены напад на праваабаронцаў, журналістаў і іх арганізацыі

February 16, 2021

Belarusian authorities must immediately end the coordinated attack against human rights defenders, journalists and organisations

Following a renewed crackdown on 16 February 2021, Human Rights House Foundation demands that Belarusian authorities immediately cease their coordinated and on-going attack against journalists, human rights defenders and organisations.

February 16, 2021

Open Letter to President Zelensky: Protect Anti-Corruption Bill from Harming Whistleblowers

Human Rights House Foundation co-signs Whistleblowing International Network’s open letter to Ukrainian President Zelenksy urging him to protect the Anti-Corruption Bill from Harming Whistleblowers.

February 10, 2021

Human Rights Council Members must strongly denounce Russia’s domestic human rights violations

Human Rights House Foundation and 84 Russian and international civil society organisations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to respond robustly to the recent crackdown by the Russian authorities on independent civil society and dissenting voices in the country.