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July 17, 2020

HRC adopts new resolution on Belarus & backs renewal of Special Rapporteur mandate

Human Rights House Foundation welcomes the action of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) today in adopting an important new resolution on Belarus.

July 16, 2020

HRC44: Human rights situation in Belarus

On 10 July 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Belarus. HRHF called for the renewal the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and that the Council insists that Belarus takes immediate remedial action to address current human rights violations and concrete steps to ensure no further escalation around the August presidential election.

July 16, 2020

International NGOs urge support for Belarus UN mandate renewal

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) is among five international human rights organisations urging member and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council to support renewal of the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus, echoing the call of Belarusian civil society.

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.

July 10, 2020

HRC44: Freedom of Assembly and Association

On 10 July 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on Freedom of Assembly and Association. The statement highlighted by authorities on peaceful protests and dissenting and opposition voices in Azerbaijan, and the violent suppression peaceful protests ahead of the Belarusian Presidential election in August.

July 10, 2020

HRC44: Freedom of Expression

On 10 July 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on Freedom of Expression, highlighting the increase in threats against journalists during the Covid-19 Crisis.

July 8, 2020

Senior Grants Officer (based in Europe)

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) seeks an experienced Senior Grants Officer responsible for its overall grants. This is a key position within HRHF’s Administration & Finance team, responsible for the delivery of HRHF’s grants programmes in line with organisational priorities and in compliance with donor requirements. The successful candidate is expected to work remotely, and due to travel and budget constraints, the candidate will be based in and able to work legally in a country in the broader European region.

June 30, 2020

This is Belarus, one of the “best” countries in the world to live in

In Belarus, access to independent information is the greatest threat to the authoritarian state. One vlogger, Syarhey Tsikhanouski, travels the country documenting daily life in what is referred to as Europe’s latest dictatorship.

June 23, 2020

Crackdown by Belarusian Authorities on Opposition Figures, Peaceful Protestors, and Journalists

Human Rights House Foundation strongly condemns the actions in recent days of the Belarusian authorities to violently suppress peaceful protests, silence independent journalists, and intimidate members of the political opposition. These actions represent gross violations of the fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and attacks on human rights defenders. HRHF stands with the Belarusian human rights defenders, in calling on Belarusian authorities to respect fundamental freedoms and human rights, in line with Belarus’ international obligations.