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January 30, 2023

Russian authorities must stop persecution of Moscow Helsinki Group, and broader civil society

We, non-governmental organisations – members of the international Civic Solidarity Platform, condemn the decision of the authorities of the Russian Federation to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), a member and one of the founders of our network.

December 20, 2022

Joint NGO Letter to the European Parliament on Proposals to Halt Human Rights Activities

On 20 December 2022, The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) issued a joint letter to the European Parliament raising concerns over recent debates and proposals to freeze all activities of the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI) and to stop all urgency resolutions. HRDN members including HRHF urge that Parliament instead recommits to and doubles down on its efforts to speak up louder and stronger in the face of abuses, including those committed by any government who might have tried to exert undue influence on Parliament activities.

December 16, 2022

Statement on Ukraine at Human Rights Council

On 15 December 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on Ukraine at the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting enforced disappearances and the situation for civil society in the context of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

October 21, 2022

UNGA77: Joint statement on reprisals

On 10 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation joined over 20 international civil society organisations in a joint statement calling on member states of the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee to show commitment to ensuring civil society participation at the UN without fear of intimidation and reprisals.

October 7, 2022

HRHF welcomes establishment of a Special Rapporteur on Russia but the Council’s work is not done

Human Rights House Foundation applauds the UN Human Rights Council for voting today to establish a Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Russia and thanks it for its work.

October 6, 2022

HRC51: Statement on human rights in Georgia

On 6 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Georgia.

October 4, 2022

HRC51: Statement on human rights in occupied Crimea

On 4 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the human rights situation in occupied Crimea at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council. In the statement, HRHF highlighted the return of the practice of enforced disappearances, as well as highlighting the cases of several unjustly detained or imprisoned people on the peninsula.

September 30, 2022

Statement on Freedom of Expression & Media Freedom – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference

On 30 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the situation for independent journalists and media outlets in Azerbaijan.

September 29, 2022

HRC51: statement on reprisals

On 29 September 2022 at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted cases of reprisals against human rights defenders in Russia and Belarus, and asked the Assistant Secretary-General what more could be done by the Council to support defenders.