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September 29, 2020

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.

September 9, 2020

Azerbaijani authorities must cease crackdown on dissenting voices, and release political prisoners

Human Rights House Foundation is very concerned about the expansion of persecution of dissenting voices in Azerbaijan. This is a deeply worrying trend that has taken place over many years and only increased under the guise of Covid-19 response since March.

July 15, 2020

HRHF Annual Report 2019/20

Discover in our 2019/20 annual report how Human Rights House Foundation protected and advanced the rights of human rights defenders, strengthened independent civil society, and supported a strong, active network of Human Rights Houses.

June 15, 2020

Crackdowns by Azerbaijan Authorities under the Guise of COVID-19 Response

Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses express our alarm at increasing attacks by Azerbaijani authorities on peaceful protests and dissenting and opposition voices witnessed since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. We call on the authorities to immediately cease these human rights violations and for the international community to hold the authorities accountable.

June 9, 2020

Resisting media crackdown through self publishing

Azerbaijan’s Mehman Huseynov has reached hundreds of thousands of people through self-publishing, with his trademark humour and refusal to be silenced in the face of a media crackdown. The millions of views that he has achieved have come amidst a hostile environment for independent media, and reprisals against him and his organisation.

April 3, 2020

Concerns about responses by state authorities to the global COVID-19 crisis

The network of Human Rights Houses is concerned by recent actions on the part of state authorities across western and eastern Europe, the western Balkans, and the Caucasus in response to the escalating COVID-19 crisis. These actions, taken to combat the rising number of infections and deaths associated with COVID-19, raise questions about states’ commitments to civic freedoms and human rights.

April 1, 2020

Azerbaijani authorities must not continue to use COVID-19 pandemic to further crackdown on civil society

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) remains very concerned with a number of recent actions taken by the Azerbaijani authorities in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

February 15, 2020

HRHF calls for end to violence against Azerbaijan protestors

Oslo & Geneva, February 14, 2020: Following events of February 11, 2020 in Baku, Human Rights House Foundation condemns the on-going violence used by Azerbaijani authorities against peaceful protestors raising concerns about recent early Parliamentary elections as well as violence against journalists covering those protests. HRHF renews its call on the Azerbaijani authorities to end the use of violence and unlawful detention against peaceful protestors and journalists.

November 1, 2019

HRHF calls for investigation into crash involving Azerbaijani Defender

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) is deeply concerned about the health of human rights defender Oktay Gulaliyev following a car crash. We call on Azerbaijani authorities to conduct a thorough, impartial and transparent investigation.