Threat to independence of judges in Serbia
Human Rights House Belgrade and its members have strongly condemned statements by the Serbian authorities directed against judge Miodrag Majic, who expressed his opposition to amendments to the country’s criminal code.
Discrimination as Armenia discusses Universal Periodic Review
During follow-up discussions of Armenia’s universal periodic review in April 2019, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Naira Zohrabyan gave a discriminatory speech relating to issues of transgender people. Some 20 Armenian Human Rights NGOs, including Human Rights House Yerevan, issued the following statement calling on the Armenian authorities to examine the incident and condemn the speech made by Zohrabyan.
HRC40: Joint NGO End of Session Statement
Some 10 human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, issued a joint statement on 22 March 2019, responding to the outcomes of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
HRHF Statement on Women Human Rights Defenders at HRC40
During an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC40), Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement on women human rights defenders.
Statement on attacks on lawyers defending human rights in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Fuad Aghayev delivered the following statement to the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights on 19 February 2019, as part of a hearing on attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights.
Persecution of Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders in Occupied Crimea
We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are highly concerned at information published by the Russian media indicating that the Russian Ministry of Justice has called for Crimean human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to be expelled from the de-facto Crimean Central Bar Association before March 2019.
HRHF calls for Norway to increase support for OHCHR and independent civil society
HRHF’s director Maria Dahle addressed the Norwegian parliament on 15 October 2018, appealing for a significant increase in earmarked support for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and for support to independent civil society.
HRHF statement on the situation in Crimea HRC39
During an interactive dialogue on Ukraine at the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement providing an overview of a fact-finding mission to Crimea conducted by representatives of three Human Rights Houses conducted between 14-18 September 2018.
HRHF statement on the adoption of Russia’s UPR
Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement during the adoption of Russia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC39). This statement enjoys the support of two Russian human rights organisations.