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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.

February 27, 2024

Russian authorities should immediately release Oleg Orlov – Russian and international human rights groups

Russian and international human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, condemn Moscow’s Golovinsky District Court’s sentencing today of Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Human Rights Defense Center Memorial, to 2 years and 6 months in prison on politically motivated charges of “repeatedly discrediting” Russia’s armed forces.

February 26, 2024

“Russian military aggression followed by the full-scale invasion is all due to impunity, which began with Crimea… we still don’t know where it might lead in the end.”

On 26 February Ukraine marks the Day of Resistance to Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. Ten years ago on that day thousands of Crimean activists gathered outside the Crimean Parliament to show resistance against Russian occupation and in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. This resistance still continues today in different forms. In this interview, HRHF asked four prominent Crimean human rights defenders and representatives of Human Rights House Crimea member organisations, to reflect on the situation in Crimea over the past decade and share their perspectives about the future.

February 26, 2024

Statement on the 10th Anniversary of Crimea’s Resistance to Russian Occupation

On the 10th anniversary of the Russian occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Human Rights House Crimea, alongside its member organisations, and Human Rights House Foundation, reaffirms our unwavering commitment to the rights and freedoms of the people of the temporarily occupied Crimea. We demand justice and accountability for the egregious violations of human rights that have transpired since 2014 and have intensified since February 2022.