Belarus: Civil society groups reaffirm solidarity with political prisoners
Today, marking the Day of the Political Prisoner in Belarus, HRHF and the undersigned organisations, led by Article19 reiterate condemnation of the Lukashenka regime’s ruthless crackdown on civil society and independent media. We continue to stand in solidarity with courageous Belarusians who persist in their fight for freedom. The international community will keep demanding the unconditional release of all political prisoners.
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, […]
EU Foreign interference law: Is Civil Society at Risk?
HRHF and several international CSOs urge the European Commission to observe three key factors in the context of the EU Foreign Interference Law before proposing any legislation, including conducting a fundamental rights impact assessment, providing clarity and purpose, and respecting its fundamental rights obligations.
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.
HRC52: Statement on human rights violations in Crimea & newly occupied territories of Ukraine
On 31 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted the human rights situation in Ukraine with a focus on Crimea and newly-occupied territories in a statement at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
HRC52: Freedom of opinion and expression in Poland
On 28 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the UN Human Rights Council highlighting reduced media pluralism in Poland as a result of Polish government action, as well as harassment and threats faced by journalists in the country.
HRC52: Statement on human rights in Belarus
On 22 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) delivered a statement on the human rights situation in Belarus at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council. In the statement, HRHF asked what more can be done to assist the more than 1,400 political prisoners behind bars in the country.
HRC52: Statement on Ukraine & findings of Commission of Inquiry
On 21 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on Ukraine a the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council calling for continued support for the Commission of Inquiry, the renewal of its mandate, and to ensure that it is fully resourced.
Council of Europe Member State leaders must use the 4th CoE Summit to commit to stronger role for civil society at the CoE
In a joint statement issued on 15 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation and members of the network of Human Rights Houses urge leaders of Council of Europe (CoE) member States to use the opportunity of the upcoming 4th CoE Summit to create and strengthen avenues for meaningful and active inclusion of civil society in the work of the CoE.