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.
HRHT Concern Letter Regarding the Illegal Restriction of the Freedom of Movement to the Azerbaijani Lawyer
Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations sign the letter of concern on behalf of the imposed travel ban over the Azerbaijani human rights lawyer, Emin Aslan.
Renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus
In a joint letter, HRHF urges delegations at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC38) to support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus.
One year since the disappearance of Afgan Mukhtarli in Georgia
Even after one year since the launch of an investigation and despite the high public interest, the investigative authorities of Georgia have not yet published information about the progress of the investigation. The suspicions about the participation of Georgian law enforcement authorities in organized crime have not been diminished.
Statement by Belarusian Human Rights Organizations. Annulment of Article 193.1 is not enough
The Belarusian civil society organizations, human rights defenders and international organizations have always criticized Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code due to its incompliance with the human rights standards and provisions on the freedom of association enshrined in the Constitution.
Human Rights Organisations Respond to Large-Scale Special Operation Carried Out in Tbilisi
Signatory organizations respond and express our concerns regarding unprecedented large-scale police operations carried out simultaneously at several clubs of Tbilisi at midnight on May 12 and afterward massive and arbitrary detention by the police of members of the spontaneously organized rally in Tbilisi streets, as well as interference with the assembly and the incidents of degrading treatment.
Azerbaijan Bar Association Suspended Advocacy License to Afgan Mukhtarli’s Lawyer for One Year
Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and its member organizations respond to the decision of the Azerbaijan Bar Association [ABA] to suspend the license to practice law to Afgan Mukhtarli’s lawyer Nemat Karimli for one year and state that it is another clear violation of Afgan Mukhtarli’s rights alongside with the restriction of lawyer’s right to his professional activities.
Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online
We, the undersigned 26 international human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram, which have resulted in extensive violations of freedom of expression and access to information, including mass collateral website blocking