CSP: International community should immediately and strongly react to a new massive wave of repression against civil society in Belarus
We, the undersigned organisations, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform, with increasing pain and anger have witnessed the assault over the past year by the de facto Belarusian authorities on democratically-minded persons, independent media, civil society organisations and professionals that defend human rights, such as lawyers.
International standards and mechanisms must protect all lawyers regardless of Bar membership
On 8 July 2021, Human Rights House Foundation joined six other civil society organisations in an exchange of views with the Council of Europe’s (CoE’s) Committee of Ministers’ group of rapporteurs on legal co-operation on the protection and promotion of the work of lawyers.
Belarusian authorities must immediately end crackdown on civil society
Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) strongly condemns today’s actions by the Belarusian authorities against independent civil society and human rights defenders.
HRC47: End of session civil society joint statement
Human Rights House Foundation joins 16 other organisations to share reflections on the key outcomes of the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues and situations.
HRC47: UN Human Rights Council extends mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus
On 13 July 2021, the UN Human Rights Council extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, following calls by Belarusian and international human rights organisations. Human Rights House Foundation welcomes this action, which provides for on-going scrutiny of Belarus’s human rights situation and an accessible and safe channel for Belarusian civil society to deliver diverse and up-to-date information from within the country.
HRC47: UN Human Rights Council adopts new resolution on civil society space
Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) welcomes the adoption of a new United Nations resolution focused on civil society space, including with its requirement for the High Commissioner to report on specific challenges that civil society faces during times of crisis.
HRC47: Statement on Ukraine
On 9 July 2021, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in occupied Crimea.
Россия: удушение прав и преследование свобод
Ознакомьтесь с полной записью вебинара «Россия: удушение прав и преследование свобод», приуроченного к 47-й сессии Совета по правам человека ООН.
HRC47: Statement on human rights in Georgia and violence against Tbilisi Pride
On 8 July 2021, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement to the UN Human Rights Council on on human rights in Georgia and violence against Tbilisi Pride.
Silenced rights, persecuted freedoms in Russia
Watch the full recording of the webinar “Silenced rights, persecuted freedoms in Russia”, hosted on the sidelines of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council.
HRC47: Council member states must take action against ongoing human rights violations in Russia
Human Rights House Foundation joins Amnesty International, FIDH, and Human Rights Watch in urging UN Human Rights Council member states to take action against ongoing human rights violations in Russia against dissenting voices, civil society, and the political opposition.
Belarus must immediately and unconditional release Andrei Aliaksandrau
Human Rights House Foundation joins 13 other human rights, freedom of expression, media freedom, and journalists’ organisations in unreservedly condemn the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of human rights defender and journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau, who is now facing up to 15 years in prison on baseless charges of “treason to the state”.