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.
Statement on fundamental freedoms – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference
On 28 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the rise of attacks against human rights defenders in the OSCE region.
Statement on Ill Democracies – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference
On 27 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the rise of Ill Democracies in the OSCE region and what effect it might have on the protection of human rights defenders.
HRC51: Statement on human rights in Russia
On 27 September 2022, Human Rights House Foundation called on the UN Human Rights Council to formally address the dire and deteriorating human rights situation in Russia by establishing a Special Rapporteur mandate.
HRC51: statement at ID with Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine
On 23rd September, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at HRC51 highlighting the human rights situation in Ukraine following the full-scale Russian invasion, with a particular focus on the situation for enforced disappearances as reported by network of Human Rights Houses member, ZMINA. The statement was delivered during the Interactive dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression.
HRC51 Side Event: Addressing the human rights crisis in the Russian Federation
On 22 September 2022, Human Rights House Foundation co-organsed a side event on the human rights situation in Russia at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council alongside other human rights organisations.
Human Rights Council should take urgent action to address dire human rights situation in Russia
Human Rights House Foundation and other international human rights organisations urge the UN Human Rights Council member states show solidarity with Russian human rights civil society by supporting a resolution establishing a Special Rapporteur mandate on the human rights situation in Russia.
Russian human rights defenders and organisations call on UN Human Rights Council to establish a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Russia
We, the undersigned human rights defenders and organisations from the Russian Federation, urge member States of the UN Human Rights Council to establish a mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Russian Federation at its 51st session.
HRHF Annual Report 2021
In 2021, Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses worked in partnership to meet human rights challenges across Europe from the Thames to the Caspian. Find out how we did this and continued our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.
International Civil Society Organisations call for an effective and enabling EU Visa framework for At-Risk Human Rights Defenders
In a joint statement published on 7 September 2022 at the initiative of ProtectDefenders.eu, 50 international civil society organisations including Human Rights House Foundation are calling on all European Union institutions and the EU Member States to return on their political mandate in favor of human rights and human rights defenders, and lead on the implementation of concrete initiatives, good practices, and policy changes to ensure that at-risk human rights defenders can access European Union visas with guarantees, security, and predictability.
Serbian authorities must support and protect EuroPride 2022
We, the undersigned members and supporters of the network of Human Rights Houses, call on the Serbian authorities to support and protect EuroPride 2022 organisers and participants and ensure their safety in the run-up to and implementation of festivities from 12 – 18 September 2022 in Belgrade.
Belarus: Upcoming verdict in the case against Viasna members Maria Rabkova and Andrei Chapiuk
On September 6, Minsk City Court will pronounce the verdict in the politically motivated and harrowing case of human rights defenders Maria (Marfa) Rabkova and Andrey Chapiuk, in a climate of sweeping repression of civil society in Belarus. The signatory organisations call for their immediate and unconditional release, as well as for the release of all other human rights defenders arbitrarily detained in the country.