June 17, 2020

HRC43: Human rights in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea

In a joint statement at the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, HRHF and two Human Rights Houses highlighted reports that at least 94 people are detained in Crimea for political or religious reasons, including prominent human rights defender Server Mustafayev. Complications for people in the Eastern Ukraine conflict zone as a result of Covid-19 action were also raised.

June 15, 2020

Crackdowns by Azerbaijan Authorities under the Guise of COVID-19 Response

Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses express our alarm at increasing attacks by Azerbaijani authorities on peaceful protests and dissenting and opposition voices witnessed since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. We call on the authorities to immediately cease these human rights violations and for the international community to hold the authorities accountable.

June 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Human Rights House Foundation stands in solidarity with everyone who speaks out and fights for a world which replaces racist systems with those which recognise the inherent dignity and human rights of all.

June 2, 2020

Патрабуем вызвалення Сяргея Ціханоўскага

Беларуская праваабарончая супольнасць выступіла з патрабаваннем неадкладнага вызвалення Сяргея Ціханоўскага і спынення яго крымінальнага пераследу.

May 15, 2020

Патрабуем вызваліць арыштаваных і спыніць адміністратыўны пераслед за ўдзел у мірных сходах у маі 2020 года

У маі 2020 году ўлады Беларусі пачалі шырокія рэпрэсіі супраць грамадзянскай супольнасці. Па ўсёй Беларусі былі адвольна затрыманыя і асуджаныя да штрафаў і арыштаў больш за 120 чалавек. Праваабарончая супольнасць Беларусі патрабуе спыніць пераслед мірных дэманстрантаў, праваабаронцаў і журналістаў і вызваліць тых, хто адбывае арышт.

May 14, 2020

Belarusian authorities must cease attacks on human rights defenders and journalists

Human Rights House Foundation is observing with increasing concern the wave of arrests and disappearances of human rights defenders and journalists across Belarus. Against the backdrop of worrying increases in COVID-19 infections and the August 2020 Presidential elections, the actions by Belarusian authorities to intimidate human rights defenders and limit the spread of information by independent journalists are alarming.

May 6, 2020

Ukrainian CSOs on the treatment of persons in detention in Crimea during Covid-19 Crisis

Nine Ukrainian CSOs including Human Rights House Crimea and all of its member organisations have jointly raised concerns on the treatment of persons in detention in Crimea during Covid-19 Crisis. They call on the Russian Federation as the peninsulas occupying power to take effective measures to combat Covid-19 in penitentiary systems. They also call on the international community to urge the Russian Federation to abide by its international human rights obligations, adhere to the recommendations of the WHO and the CPT, and to provide persons in detention with adequate care and medical assistance.

April 20, 2020

Global NGO community calls on UN and member States to maintain human rights focused response to COVID-19

Human Rights House Foundation stands with the global NGO community in advocating for human rights to be at the centre of the United Nations’ coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and calling on States to respect the rule of law and legal protections for human rights in their responses. The following statements were made on behalf of more than 75 NGOs during the 9 April 2020 UN Human Rights Council’s virtual informal conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights