Media Freedom in Ukraine – OSCE SHDM I
On 13 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Media Freedom in Ukraine: Uncovering the Truth in a Time of War”, a side event at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting. The event is co-hosted by Institute for Mass Information (Ukraine), and Zmina Human Rights Center.
#HRC52 – Accountability for international crimes and serious human rights violations in Belarus
This side event in the margins of the 52nd Human Rights Council session will update states on the constantly deteriorating human rights situation in Belarus, particularly with respect to the most serious violations occurring in the country and the need to continue international attention through the extension and strengthening of existing HRC mandates.
Joint statement on Imminent verdict in the trial against Viasna’s leaders
Tomorrow, the Leninsky District Court in Minsk is expected to hand down its verdict in the case of Viasna leaders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich. On the eve of the verdict, the signatory organisations reiterate their calls to release the human rights defenders and drop all charges against them.
Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners
There are 1400+ political prisoners in Belarus, as of February 2023 and that number continues to rise. The “Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners” campaign aims to ensure the unjustly detained are not forgotten and that their voices are still heard from behind bars.
HRC52: Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
Human Rights House Foundation joins over 160 international civil society organisations in urging all States to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders ahead of the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Georgian lawmakers must reject the draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill
We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, express our concern over the Georgian Parliament’s draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill and call on lawmakers to reject it and ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and civil society.
Statement on 9th anniversary of Crimean resistance to Russian occupation
Human Rights House Crimea, its members, and Human Rights House Foundation, jointly reiterate our calls for accountability for those responsible for the gross human rights violations which have taken place in temporarily occupied Crimea since 2014.
Support grassroots democracy in Ukraine
Ukrainians are fighting two battles – one against the brutal Russian invasion, and the other to defend the democratic progress the country has made since independence in 1991. Weapons are needed to win the first battle, and for the second, a victory depends on support for local democracy and civil society.
Georgian authorities should immediately stop criminal persecution against artist – Sandro Sulaberidze
Human Rights House Foundation joins Human Rights House Tbilisi and several of its member organisations in urging the Georgian authorities to immediately cease the criminal persecution of artist Sandro Sulaberidze.
CSOs urge Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative mechanism on Belarus
Human Rights House Foundation joins international and Belarusian CSOs in urging Human Rights Council member and observer states to establish an independent investigative mechanism to complement and follow-up on the work of the existing OHCHR examination.
Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners: Alena Hnauk
Alena Hnauk is a 65-year-old pensioner and activist from the village of Tkachi in the Pruzhany region of Belarus. She was first sentenced to two years of home confinement for participating in the so-called “dancing protest” on 13 September 2020 in Brest.
International CSOs urge European Parliament to ensure a strong European Media Freedom Act
HRHF joins 40+ CSOs in urging Members of the European Parliament to support a strong Media Freedom Act in a joint letter sent to MEPs.