Armenian authorities urged to address growing hate speech against defenders
Armenian authorities should condemn hate speech, smear campaigns, and threats against human rights defenders, express support for defenders, and create an enabling environment, writes Human Rights House Foundation in a letter raising threats against defenders in Armenia.
FSB raids homes and detains Crimean Tatars
Some 45 human rights organisations of the Civic Solidarity Platform warn of the Russian authorities’ crackdown on human rights activists and other individuals in occupied Crimea.
Mehman Huseynov: Letter to President of Azerbaijan
On 10 January 2019, Human Rights House Foundation wrote to the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, appealing for his personal intervention in the case of imprisoned Azerbaijani photojournalist, video blogger, and human rights defender Mehman Huseynov.
Escalating repression against Mehman Huseynov
Some 41 member and partner NGOs of 13 Human Rights Houses issue a joint letter calling for urgent action from the international community to ensure the life, health, and rights of imprisoned Azerbaijani photojournalist, video blogger, and human rights defender Mehman Huseynov.
Statement on EC Proposal for Rights and Values Programme
The Human Rights and Democracy Network’s Working Group on EU Internal Human Rights Policy issued the following statement on the European Commission’s proposal for a Rights and Values Programme within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
Political leaders in Georgia must stop slandering civil society organisations
Some 49 member and partner NGOs of 13 Human Rights Houses issue a joint letter to political leaders in Georgia.
HRC39 End of Session Statement
Some 12 human right NGOs issued a joint statement reflecting on the 39th Human Rights Council session, upon its conclusion at the end of September.
Candidates to the Human Rights Council must be fit for membership
UNGA73: Member States of the UN should refrain from voting for candidates to the Human Rights Council that are unfit for membership
UN High Commissioner essential for curbing violations
More than 750 NGOs, including Human Rights House Foundation, address the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in a joint letter.