March 2, 2023

#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.

March 2, 2023

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.

February 28, 2023

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.

February 27, 2023

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.

February 27, 2023

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.

February 24, 2023

Statement on 9th anniversary of Crimean resistance to Russian occupation

Human Rights House Crimea, its members, and Human Rights House Foundation, jointly reiterate our calls for accountability for those responsible for the gross human rights violations which have taken place in temporarily occupied Crimea since 2014.

February 21, 2023

Support grassroots democracy in Ukraine

Ukrainians are fighting two battles – one against the brutal Russian invasion, and the other to defend the democratic progress the country has made since independence in 1991. Weapons are needed to win the first battle, and for the second, a victory depends on support for local democracy and civil society.

February 14, 2023

Georgian authorities should immediately stop criminal persecution against artist – Sandro Sulaberidze

Human Rights House Foundation joins Human Rights House Tbilisi and several of its member organisations in urging the Georgian authorities to immediately cease the criminal persecution of artist Sandro Sulaberidze.

February 13, 2023

Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners: Alena Hnauk

Alena Hnauk is a 65-year-old pensioner and activist from the village of Tkachi in the Pruzhany region of Belarus. She was first sentenced to two years of home confinement for participating in the so-called “dancing protest” on 13 September 2020 in Brest.