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June 28, 2023

HRC53: Impunity or lack of accountability for violations of freedom of assembly and association is a growing challenge in Eastern Europe

On 28 June 2023, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council highlighting increasing impunity or lack of accountability for violations of the freedom of assembly and association, citing the situations in Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan as examples of the growing challenge in the wider Eastern Europe region.

June 27, 2023

HRC53: Statement on Judges and Lawyers

On 26 June 2023 Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at HRC53 on the challenges faced by human rights lawyers, particularly in Azerbaijan, as well as raising concerns about the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) in Europe. HRHF also asked the Special Rapporteur for recommendations for judges and lawyers that have had to flee their countries including Belarus and Russia.

June 27, 2023

HRC53: Statement on Freedom of Expression

On 23 June 2023, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council highlighting the situation for freedom of expression in Azerbaijan, Croatia, Georgia, and Serbia.

June 21, 2023

“Without dreaming big there is no thinking big” – Network workshop on building impactful projects

From 12-15 June 2023, 20 participants from the Network of Human Rights Houses gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania, for “From Idea to Impact”, a workshop organised by Human Rights House Foundation focused on designing and implementing impactful human rights projects. The workshop was co-funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union.

April 28, 2023

HRHF Annual Report 2022

2022 was a year of unprecedented assaults on human rights stemming from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. More than ever, the Network of Human Rights Houses came together to strengthen and advance human rights. Read our 2022 Annual Report.

April 20, 2023

New Human Rights House established in Banja Luka

Human Rights House Banja Luka has joined the network of Human Rights Houses as its newest member. The House will play a crucial role in promoting and protecting human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region.

March 28, 2023

Call for applications: 2023 Advocacy Training Programme for network of Human Rights Houses

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) invites advocates and human rights defenders from the network of Human Rights Houses to apply for the first Advocacy Training Programme which will take place between June and December 2023. Apply by 16 April 2023.

March 13, 2023

OSCE SHDM I: There can be no comprehensive security without media freedom

On 13 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement focused on the situation for
independent media in Azerbaijan at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting.

March 6, 2023

House-to-House project fund 2023: Call for applications (Deadline expired)

The application deadline for this opportunity has now expired. The House-to-House Project Fund provides support for collaborative initiatives to advance human rights priorities in countries with Human Rights Houses.