July 7, 2016

New UN Resolution: the situation with human rights in the country remains critical

The United Nations Human Rights Council reminded the international community about the situation with human rights in Belarus today by adopting the Resolution that highlights a wide range of human rights violations in this country.

July 6, 2016

Support Human Rights House Voronezh through Crowdfunding

Human Rights House Voronezh has launched a campaign to raise 290,000 RUB (4,043 EUR) with crowdfunding. The amount will cover six months’ rent, secretary costs for the legal aid public reception office, and renovation of the co-working space.

July 6, 2016

Kyiv Exhibition of Women Human Rights Defenders: Portraits of Strength

The exhibition “Women Human Rights Defenders: Portraits of Strength” is being held from 30 June to 30 July 2016 at America House in Kyiv, Ukraine. It features 18 women human rights defenders in the Human Rights House Network, acknowledging the vital role that women play locally, nationally, and internationally in protecting and promoting human rights.

July 5, 2016

More than 200 NGOs call for supporting resolution on Civil Society Space

244 civil society organisations, including HRHF, signed a letter calling for the members of the UN Human Rights Council to reject 15 amendments presented by the Russian Federation to a resolution on Civil Society Space. The letter can be read below.

June 30, 2016

Human rights defenders insist on independent analysis of Eduard Palchys’s texts

Human rights defenders do not rule out a political motive in persecution of the blogger, but in order to get a clear vision of the situation they need an expert evaluation of his texts. However, at the moment it is difficult to call the case transparent.

June 29, 2016

HRHF calls for Council to prioritise human rights situation in Ukraine

On 29 June, HRHF delivered a statement addressing the human rights situation in Ukraine and welcoming the report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring mission in the country. HRHF made this statement during the regular periodic update on Ukraine at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council.

June 29, 2016

Rule of law under threat in Poland

Civil society and national and international bodies have expressed concern at recent reforms in Poland and their impact on the rule of law. These reforms include changes to the functioning of the Constitutional Court, a law granting government control over TV and radio, a law granting additional powers of surveillance, and the merging of the functions of the Justice Minister and the formerly independent Prosecutor General.

June 23, 2016

HRC32 must address human rights situation in Azerbaijan

On 23 June 2016, HRHF made a statement to the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. HRHF made this intervention under Item 4 of the Council agenda: “Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.”

June 23, 2016

Renewal of the Special Rapporteur’s mandate: HR defenders – “for”, the official Minsk – “against”

On 21 June in Geneva the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, was held within 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.