HRC50: States must protect media freedom in the digital age
ARTICLE 19 issued this statement on behalf of 12 NGOs, including Human Rights House Foundation, during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Uheldige endringer i visumpraksis for russiske borgere bør reverseres
Human Rights House Foundation og flere norske organisasjoner oppfordrer justisministeren til å sørge for at Norge har en fleksibel visumpraksis som gir rom for at russiske borgere som er utsatt for økt press fra myndighetene får visum.
HRC50: Statement on Freedom of Expression
Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) highlighted the chilling effect that online surveillance and legal harassment including SLAPPs have on freedom of expression. In addition, HRHF raised its concern about the situation for independent journalists and media outlets in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Russia.
CSOs urge transparent, merit-based, and consultative process to pick next UN High-Commissioner
Human Rights House Foundation joins over 60 international civil society organisations in an open letter calling on the UN Secretary-General to identify an outstanding candidate for the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights through a consultative process and to vigorously defend the independence of the Office of the High Commissioner, including through adequate resourcing.
PACE resolutions on Russia underscore need for further support to Russian civil society
Human Rights House Foundation welcomes the unanimous adoption of two important resolutions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) regarding the situation of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus. Both resolutions underscore the need for greater international attention to the domestic situation in Russia and the continued need of support for civil society.
Poland: “Any success in the fight against populism should not make us complacent”
“For years I believed that our greatest success was that we, the pro-democratic forces in Poland, managed to lead our country, as the first in the socialist bloc, along the path of peaceful transformation from socialism to liberal democracy. And also that we managed, relatively efficiently and quickly, to build a stable system of a democratic rule of law in the country. For some years now, this belief of mine has been put to a very difficult test.”
HRC50: Statement on the freedoms of assembly and of association
On 17 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation underlined the importance of civil society’s access to resources at an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the freedoms of assembly and association.
HRC50: Statement at High Commissioner’s Oral Update on Mariupol
On 16 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted human rights violations committed by Russian forces in Ukraine at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, in a statement at the Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral update on the situation in Mariupol.
The human rights situation in the Russian Federation
On 23 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation and several international human rights organisations hosted the HRC50 virtual side event “The human rights situation in the Russian Federation: Building a bridge with civil society as human rights violations intensify”.