Threats to media freedom in Georgia – OSCE SHDM I
On 14 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Threats to media freedom in Georgia ”, a side event at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting. The event is organised with the financial support of the European Union and co-hosted by Civic Solidarity Platform, Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organisations Human Rights Center, GCRT, Media Institute, Rights Georgia, and Sapari.
Russia’s war in Ukraine – OSCE SHDM I
On 13 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation hosted “Russia’s war in Ukraine – Accountability for war crimes & serious human rights violations”, a pre-event ahead of the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting. The event is organised with the financial support of the European Union, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
House-to-House project fund 2023: Call for applications
HRHF is pleased to announce a call for applications to House-to-House Project Fund. This unique funding opportunity provides support for collaborative initiatives to advance human rights priorities in countries with Human Rights Houses. Application deadline is 29 March.
Media Freedom in Ukraine – OSCE SHDM I
On 13 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Media Freedom in Ukraine: Uncovering the Truth in a Time of War”, a side event at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting. The event is co-hosted by Institute for Mass Information (Ukraine), and Zmina Human Rights Center.
#HRC52 – Accountability for international crimes and serious human rights violations in Belarus
This side event in the margins of the 52nd Human Rights Council session will update states on the constantly deteriorating human rights situation in Belarus, particularly with respect to the most serious violations occurring in the country and the need to continue international attention through the extension and strengthening of existing HRC mandates.
Joint statement on Imminent verdict in the trial against Viasna’s leaders
Tomorrow, the Leninsky District Court in Minsk is expected to hand down its verdict in the case of Viasna leaders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich. On the eve of the verdict, the signatory organisations reiterate their calls to release the human rights defenders and drop all charges against them.
Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners
There are 1400+ political prisoners in Belarus, as of February 2023 and that number continues to rise. The “Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners” campaign aims to ensure the unjustly detained are not forgotten and that their voices are still heard from behind bars.
HRC52: Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
Human Rights House Foundation joins over 160 international civil society organisations in urging all States to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders ahead of the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Georgian lawmakers must reject the draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill
We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, express our concern over the Georgian Parliament’s draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill and call on lawmakers to reject it and ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and civil society.