Azerbaijan must immediately put an end to the threats and violence for the exercise of freedom of expression
Human Rights House Foundation is alarmed by the latest wave of threats and violence against journalists, human rights defenders, and activists in Azerbaijan as well as credible allegations of state involvement and the authorities’ failure to promptly bring perpetrators to justice. We call on the Azerbaijani authorities to ensure a safe environment for journalists and other human rights defenders and ensure full accountability for those responsible for threats and violence against them.
House-to-House 2022: Call for applications
Human Rights House Foundation announces a call for applications to House-to-House Project Fund 2022. HRHF welcomes all Human Rights Houses, their member organisations as well as organisations and actors from outside of the network to apply for funding.
HRC49: Statement on Human Rights Defenders
On 11 March 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council highlighting the situation for Human Rights Defenders in Azerbaijan, the rise of SLAPPs in Europe, and condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Condemnation of rights violations surrounding the 1 December 2021 protest in Baku
Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) condemns the actions undertaken by the Azerbaijani authorities against peaceful protesters in Baku on 1 December 2021. HRHF calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately stop on-going attacks against freedom of assembly and expression, release those detained on 1 December’s peaceful protests, and immediately and thoroughly investigate all alleged acts of torture and ill-treatment.
House-to-House 2021: Call for applications
Human Rights House Foundation announces a call for applications to House-to-House Project Fund 2021. HRHF welcomes all Human Rights Houses, their member organisations as well as organisations and actors from outside of the network to apply for funding.
HRHF Annual Report 2020
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19. In our annual report, discover how Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses adapted to meet these new challenges and continue our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.
Statement on Events Surrounding the 8 March 2021 March in Central Baku
Human Rights House Foundation condemns the latest attacks against women human rights defenders in Azerbaijan, including the abhorrent practise of targeting their privacy. We call on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately stop the violations of the freedom of assembly and expression of their citizens, as well as to take steps to ensure the protection of all human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders and young human rights defenders.
Joint statement on non-implementation of ECHR judgments against Azerbaijan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rendered judgments identifying the politically motivated prosecution of sixteen different people in Azerbaijan. So far, only two of these judgments have been implemented – and only in regard to individual measures. The European Implementation Network has joined with eight other NGOs including Human Rights House Foundation to highlight this ongoing situation and call for urgent action.
HRHF statement on recent escalation of conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region
Human Rights House Foundation is concerned with reports of renewed hostilities along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh region which have resulted in dozens of reported deaths and serious injuries to many more. We urgently call for the de-escalation of violence and rhetoric and remind all sides that efforts to resolve the conflict must incorporate a human rights-based approach that is normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed toward promoting and protecting human rights.