Court rejects Mehman Huseynov’s appeal for conditional release
The Azerbaijani video journalist found no justice in his trial for defamation, and in August his first application for conditional release was rejected. His so far unsuccessful appeals against this rejection include an accuser not summoned to court and warnings against informing people of their rights. Such events are a repeat of the injustices that took place during his arrest and trial.
Political leaders in Georgia must stop slandering civil society organisations
Some 49 member and partner NGOs of 13 Human Rights Houses issue a joint letter to political leaders in Georgia.
Human Rights in Theatre: “Justice for the Dictator”
Human rights organisations in Voronezh, Russia, staged the play “Justice for the Dictator”, a performance reading of the play “The Trial of Mussolini”. Once again, they showed their creative and innovative approach to reaching out on human rights.
Strengthening Participation of Women Defenders in Politics and Society
Aiming to strengthen the participation of young women human rights defenders in politics and society, Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and France-based NGO IREX Europe organised the “National Leadership Academy” in Georgia for women human rights defenders.
HRC39 End of Session Statement
Some 12 human right NGOs issued a joint statement reflecting on the 39th Human Rights Council session, upon its conclusion at the end of September.
Reflecting on 10 years at Human Rights House Foundation
In September 2018, Florian Irminger, former Head of Advocacy at Human Rights House Foundation, left the organisation to pursue a new role as the Executive Director of Penal Reform International. In this video, Florian reflects on his time at HRHF, and discusses what both organisations have in common.
From Military Intelligence to Human Rights Defender
Once set to pursue a career as an interceptor of foreign transmitters among troops stationed outside Moscow, Aleh Matskevich from Barysaŭ, Belarus, is now a human rights defender. He saw an independent Belarus emerging and it turned him into a different kind of man.
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.