All humans need rights
“In Croatia, constitutional values are now questioned in the media and by government officials. Yet 65 percent of people support the rights in the constitution, such as gender equality and women’s rights; we need these people to not stay silent and to stand up to defend these rights.”
Croatia must stand beside civil society at United Nations
The Human Rights Council opens today in Geneva. For Croatia, it carries strong symbolic value: it is the first time that it will attend as a member of the United Nations’ highest body to promote human rights.
Press release: Attack on President of the Croatian Journalists Association Is Not an Isolated Case
Human Rights House Zagreb issued the following press release condemning the recent attack on journalist and president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND), Saša Leković. This follows more than 75 attacks on media in Croatia since 2015.
Croatia: “Enough with the Hatred”
Human Rights House Zagreb and Gong held a public discussion on hate speech, and launched initiatives to combat hate speech and other speech that is unacceptable in the public space in a democratic society.
Public discussion: “Enough of hate speech”
Human Rights House Zagreb and GONG will hold a public discussion and launch initiatives to combat hate speech (in Croatian).
Putting democracy and human rights back on the political agenda
Ahead of parliamentary elections in Croatia on 11 September, the Platform 112 coalition of more than 70 civil society organisations, together with the Croatian Journalist Association, held a pre-election debate with political candidates. The debate focused on human rights, civil society, democracy, peace-building, access to justice, and equality.
Open debate with UN Secretary General Candidates
On the 12 of July at the UN, high-level representatives from States, civil society and the private sector discussed the human rights situation in the world. There was also a first televised live debate with the candidates for Secretary General at the United Nations, which was open for questions from the public.
Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders
HRHN welcomes the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution. This will protect, empower, and support human rights defenders, and address the increasingly threatening climate in which they work.
A demand for justice and the end to impunity
The Human Rights House Network marks November 2nd, the International Day to End Impunity, by demanding justice for all journalists who have been killed because of their work, and calling for the removal of impunity to create safer environments for journalists to operate in.