Regarding criminal prosecution of Nadezhda Nizovkina and Tatiana Stetsura

The participants of the conference “Human Rights: Between Law and Morals” and partner organisations of the project “Electronic Human Rights Education for Lawyers”, issued a letter of concern today regarding the criminal prosecution of lawyer and journalist Nadezhda Nizovkina and lawyer Tatiana Stetsura. Ms. Nizovkina and Ms. Tatiana Stetsura had been held defendants in a criminal case for inciting hatred against the Russian bodies.

We have reasons to believe that the charges against Ms. Nizovkina and Ms. Stetsura are directly related to the performance of their professional duties. We, therefore, call upon the Chairman of People´s Hural of the Repubic of Buryatia to ensure an objective investigation into the charges brought against Nadezhda Nizovkina and Tatiana Stetsura, in order to prevent them from being prosecuted in connection with their professional activities and in violation of their right to the freedom of speech.

Read the full statement, available in English and Russian, right.

Tatiana Stetsura (left) and Nadezhda Nizovkina (right). February 2010.



July 6, 2018

No justice for Mehman Huseynov

Since anti-corruption blogger Mehman Huseynov was sentenced for defamation in March 2017, HRHF has been asking, “when will he find justice?”. With his appeals inside the country now exhausted, we see once again that little justice can be found for human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.

July 3, 2018

HRHF statement on Ukraine at HRC38

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement on Ukraine to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC38). This statement enjoys the support of four Ukrainian human rights organisations.

July 2, 2018

Assembly and association “enable rights”

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Voule introduces his aims and priorities for freedom of assembly and association mandate, and discusses cooperation with civil society, in an interview with HRHF on the sidelines of HRC38.