September 6, 2023

INGOs call on States to support the renewal of the Special Rapporteur on Russia at HRC54

Human Rights House Foundation and several INGOs call on States to support the renewal of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Russian Federation during the upcoming 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

May 9, 2023

Open Letter from CSOs in support of HRDs, CSOs & media from Republika Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina

We, the undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights, write to voice our strong support for the non-profit organizations and media from Republika Srpska, entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to condemn efforts of authorities in Republika Srpska which want to restricts human rights, especially freedoms of expression and association of human rights defenders, […]

March 13, 2023

SLAPPs: Draft anti-SLAPP compromise proposal

CASE members have written to the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council about the draft compromise proposal for the European anti-SLAPP Directive. The Swedish Presidency’s compromise proposal is self-defeating, runs contrary to the purpose of the anti-SLAPP Directive and undermines its spirit, and fails to meet the expectations of the European Parliament, the European Union’s most important democratic body.

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 13, 2023

CSOs urge Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative mechanism on Belarus

Human Rights House Foundation joins international and Belarusian CSOs in urging Human Rights Council member and observer states to establish an independent investigative mechanism to complement and follow-up on the work of the existing OHCHR examination.

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.

February 9, 2023

International CSOs urge European Parliament to ensure a strong European Media Freedom Act

HRHF joins 40+ CSOs in urging Members of the European Parliament to support a strong Media Freedom Act in a joint letter sent to MEPs.