July 5, 2024

Georgia’s “foreign influence” law: Implications & recommendations

On 28 May 2024, the Georgian Parliament adopted the Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence, inspired by the Russian authoritarian-style “foreign agent” legislation. HRHF and partners from Human Rights House Tbilisi have developed this briefer underlining the main concerns regarding the practical effect of the foreign influence law on the Georgian civil society organisations and lays out recommendations for Georgia’s human rights and democracy partners internationally.

November 23, 2023

Rights of Defenders: 20 standards and principles 20 standards related to the rights of human rights defenders

In 2023, Human Rights House Foundation launched an update to the Rights of Defenders booklet. The update coincides with the 25th anniversary of the 1998 UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the updated booklet expands on the original 16 standards that we first published in 2018.

August 31, 2023

The Sunflower Declaration

Human Rights House Foundation co-signs the Sunflower Declaration that was launched by Nobel Peace Prize laureates at the Nobel Peace Conference in Oslo on 31 August 2023. The Declaration calls for urgent action to protect human rights defenders at risk.

April 30, 2023

Civil society calls on UN Member States negotiating new Global Digital Compact to ensure human rights safeguards

In a joint submission led by Amnesty International, Human Rights House Foundation and several civil society organisations and representatives have outlined core principles to be included in Global Digital Compact at the 2024 UN Summit of the Future.

April 28, 2023

HRHF Annual Report 2022

2022 was a year of unprecedented assaults on human rights stemming from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. More than ever, the Network of Human Rights Houses came together to strengthen and advance human rights. Read our 2022 Annual Report.

June 2, 2022

Next steps for OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism reporting on Ukraine in context of Russian invasion

On 16 May 2022, HRHF and international and Ukrainian civil society organisations hosted an event at the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna. At that time, we issued recommendations to participating States to strengthen the Moscow Mechanism mandates.

April 5, 2022

Strategic response to the human rights and security crisis in Eastern Europe

The renewed invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on 24 February 2022 must be considered within the broader regional human rights crisis which encompasses Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine and addressed accordingly by the international community.

November 2, 2021

Crisis Point in Russia

The environment for human rights defenders and organisations in Russia is increasingly dire. In this report, Human Rights House Foundation outlines the impact of the sweeping crackdown and use of increasingly restrictive and repressive legislation in Russia on the work of Russian civil society domestically and internationally, providing recommendations to the international community and the Russian authorities.

September 2, 2021

Protecting Defenders

What Protection providers, States, and Donors can do: recommendations from HRDs across Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia