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July 15, 2021

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.

July 15, 2021

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.

July 14, 2021

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.

July 14, 2021

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.

July 13, 2021

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.

July 13, 2021

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.

July 9, 2021

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.

July 8, 2021

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.

July 8, 2021

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.

July 8, 2021

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.

July 7, 2021

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.

July 5, 2021

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”.