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.
Georgian photographer wins Portraits of Strength Competition
On Friday 17 January 2020, the “Portraits of Strength” jury unanimously chose Georgian photographer Salome Sagaradze’s photograph of Baia Pataraia of Human Rights House Tbilisi as the competition’s winner.
HRHF Annual Report 2018/19
Discover 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.
HRH Zagreb: Further measures to tackle hate speech
Human Rights House Zagreb and partners have built on their many activities addressing hate speech and hate crimes, as they upgrade their online tool that connects the Croatian public with mechanisms to address hate speech.
Much-needed reforms to Council of Europe reprisal mechanism
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has announced much-needed reforms to the human rights body’s “reprisal mechanism” – launched in May 2017 to ensure “human rights defenders… never face retribution for their principled stance.”
Human rights protections in Croatia: Hate crimes and presumption of innocence
Human Rights House Zagreb deepened its research and activities addressing hate crimes and hate speech, and the presumption of innocence in Croatia, through reports and events in June 2019.
Marking 10 years of the Anti-Discrimination Act in Croatia
Marking the anniversary of the adoption of the main legal instrument to fight discrimination in Croatia, Human Rights House Zagreb held an international conference in cooperation with the Office of the Ombudswoman.
Human Rights in Croatia: Overview of 2018
Some 10 years since it was established, Human Rights House Zagreb held its annual conference for 2019, marking the anniversary and presenting a report of the human rights situation in Croatia.
Defending Rights in Croatia
Human Rights House Zagreb organised the public debate “Human Rights Defenders” to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.