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.
Poland under PACE’s monitoring
Geneva & Warsaw, February 2, 2020: The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights – Warsaw (HFHR) and Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) look forward to the swift and effective implementation of the monitoring procedure launched by the PACE on 28 January 2020.
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.
Ukraine: Base juvenile justice reforms on international standards
Ukraine is in the process of reforming its system for juvenile justice. Advocating for these reforms to be based on international human rights standards, Mart, member of Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv, and Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland) have undertaken a joint project with the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice.
HRHF statement on the independence of judges and lawyers HRC38
Speaking during a dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on lawyers and judges, Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement to the Human Rights Council #HRC38.
Annual Report 2017/18
Time and again in 2017 we saw how resilient, creative, and adaptable human rights defenders can be in the face of repression.
Poland’s President Duda signs Holocaust bill into law
Poland’s president has signed into law a controversial amendment to National Remembrance Institute Act. In HFHR’s view it may lead to an unreasonable interference with the freedom of expression.
EU must respond to ill democracy
The case study Resisting Ill Democracies in Europe continues to make an impact in capitals across Europe. Last week, the NGOs publishing it were in Brussels to raise the issue with MEPs and engage the EU in the discussion.