February 27, 2023

Georgian lawmakers must reject the draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill

We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, express our concern over the Georgian Parliament’s draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill and call on lawmakers to reject it and ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and civil society.

February 24, 2023

Statement on 9th anniversary of Crimean resistance to Russian occupation

Human Rights House Crimea, its members, and Human Rights House Foundation, jointly reiterate our calls for accountability for those responsible for the gross human rights violations which have taken place in temporarily occupied Crimea since 2014.

February 21, 2023

Support grassroots democracy in Ukraine

Ukrainians are fighting two battles – one against the brutal Russian invasion, and the other to defend the democratic progress the country has made since independence in 1991. Weapons are needed to win the first battle, and for the second, a victory depends on support for local democracy and civil society.

February 14, 2023

Georgian authorities should immediately stop criminal persecution against artist – Sandro Sulaberidze

Human Rights House Foundation joins Human Rights House Tbilisi and several of its member organisations in urging the Georgian authorities to immediately cease the criminal persecution of artist Sandro Sulaberidze.

February 13, 2023

CSOs urge Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative mechanism on Belarus

Human Rights House Foundation joins international and Belarusian CSOs in urging Human Rights Council member and observer states to establish an independent investigative mechanism to complement and follow-up on the work of the existing OHCHR examination.

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.