March 20, 2024

HRC55: Council should establish an investigative mechanism on Belarus to build on work of OHCHR Examination

On 20 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council highlighting the Belarusian authorities’ ongoing crackdown against civicl society and urging Council member states to support the establishment of an investigative mechanism aimed at accountability.

March 19, 2024

HRC55: The situation for Ukrainians abducted, forcibly displaced or imprisoned by Russia

On 19 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting the situation for Ukrainian civilians abducted, forcibly displaced, as well as imprisoned by Russia in the context of its ongoing full-scale invasion of Ukraine

March 19, 2024

Launch: The Regional Network of Human Rights Houses

On 19 March, Human Rights Houses Banja Luka, Belgrade, Zagreb and the Sarajevo Open Centre will launch the Regional Network of Human Rights Houses, as well as present a regional report on the situation of human rights defenders in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.

March 18, 2024

A Human Rights Tour of the OSCE Region

On 18 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee organised a civil society event where 20 CSO representatives briefed OSCE delegations in Vienna on the human rights situations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Türkiye and Ukraine.

March 15, 2024

INGOs urge HRC Member States to support Belarus mechanisms

In a joint letter delivered on 13 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation and several international and Belarusian civil society organisations urged Human Rights Council Member States to support the renewal of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus, and the establishment of an independent accountability mechanism to build upon and take forward the work of the OHCHR Examination on Belarus.

March 13, 2024

Fellesposisjon på menneskerettigheter til statsbudsjett 2025

I anledning av regjeringens første konferanse om statsbudsjettet for 2025, har Human Rights House Foundation, sammen med Amnesty International Norge, Raftostiftelsen, den norske Hesingforskomité, Menneskerettighetsfondet og SAIH sendt et brev der vi understreker betydningen av å øke støtten til menneskerettighetsarbeid globalt.

March 5, 2024

HRC55: Media and Civil Society Under Pressure in Azerbaijan Ahead of COP29

On 15 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Media and Civil Society Under Pressure ahead of COP29 in Azerbaijan”, a civil society event on the sidelines of the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 3, 2024

Belarus: One-year anniversary of unjust verdicts against Viasna members

One year ago, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski, FIDH Vice-President Valiantsin Stefanovic and Viasna lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich were sentenced to ten, nine and seven years of imprisonment on fabricated charges, respectively. Several organisations, including HRHF, and led by The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) demand their immediate and unconditional release, and call on the international community to use all available diplomatic, political and other means at its disposal to urge the Belarusian authorities to respect the rule of law and to free all those convicted under politically motivated charges.

February 28, 2024

Education Under Fire in Ukraine

In this exhibition, Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv (EHRHC) turns its lens on schools in Ukraine that the Russian Federation has destroyed. See the exhibition live in Oslo from 4-10 March 2024 at VegaScene as part of the 2024 HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival.