June 16, 2022

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.

June 14, 2022

The human rights situation in the Russian Federation

On 23 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation and several international human rights organisations will host the HRC50 virtual side event “The human rights situation in the Russian Federation: Building a bridge with civil society as human rights violations intensify”.

June 13, 2022

Human Rights in Crisis, Belarus 2022

Watch it again: HRC50 digital side event “Human Rights in Crisis, Belarus 2022” organised on Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 by Human Rights House Foundation, PEN America and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania, Geneva.

June 9, 2022

Open Letter to the European Commission regarding Polish National Council of the Judiciary

Human Rights House Foundation joins Polish and international civil society organisations writing to the President of the Commission and the commissioners responsible for the Rule of Law, requesting an infringement action as regards the National Council of the Judiciary.

June 6, 2022

Belarusian authorities must immediately end arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of human rights defenders and journalists

The on-going and worsening attacks by the Belarusian authorities against civil society and human rights defenders must cease immediately and all political prisoners must be released. We call on the Belarusian authorities to comply with their international obligations in this regard. Furthermore, we call on the international community to renew its commitment to human rights in Belarus.

June 2, 2022

Next steps for OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism reporting on Ukraine in context of Russian invasion

On 16 May 2022, HRHF and international and Ukrainian civil society organisations hosted an event at the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna. At that time, we issued recommendations to participating States to strengthen the Moscow Mechanism mandates.

May 30, 2022

Administrative Assistant – one (1) year contract – Remote position

This position is now closed for applications.

May 24, 2022

UN Human Rights Council must react to the deteriorating human rights situation in Russia by establishing a Special Rapporteur on human rights in Russia at its next session

Human Rights House Foundation joins other international NGOs in calling on the EU to table a resolution at the upcoming 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council to mandate a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Russia.

May 24, 2022

Russian civil society calls on UN to establish Special Rapporteur to monitor and report on human rights in Russia

On 23 May 2022, a group of over 30 Russian civil society organisations and independent human rights defenders issued a public call to the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Russian Federation at the Council’s upcoming 50th session.