HRC54: HRHF calls for renewal of UN Special Rapporteur on Russia’s mandate
On 22 Septmeber 2023, Human Rights House Foundation called for the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Russian Federation during an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur at the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
HRC54: The Human Rights Situation in the Russian Federation
Human Rights House Foundation hosted a side event exploring the human rights situation in the Russian Federation on 20 September 2023. The side event was held ahead of the first Interactive Dialogue by the new UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Russia, and featured a discussion with with representatives of Russian civil society and the Special Rapporteur.
The Sunflower Declaration
Human Rights House Foundation co-signs the Sunflower Declaration that was launched by Nobel Peace Prize laureates at the Nobel Peace Conference in Oslo on 31 August 2023. The Declaration calls for urgent action to protect human rights defenders at risk.
Advocating for human rights in Belarus, Ukraine & more – our work at HRC53
At the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) continued to underline the alarming human rights trends prevailing in Eastern Europe. Alongside members of the Network of Human Rights Houses and other partners, HRHF once again urged the Council to adopt decisive measures in response to the pressing regional crisis, including on the issues of freedom of expression, assembly, and association, as well as pressure facing judges and lawyers.
Statement on “undesirable organisation” designation
Human Rights House Foundation responds to the action taken by the Russian Prosecutor General on 7 July 2023.
“Stories from occupied Crimea” exhibited in Kyiv, Brussels and Vilnius
On May 18, the “Stories from occupied Crimea” photo exhibition opened in the capital cities of Ukraine, Belgium and Lithuania, marking the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People. The exhibition sheds light on the renewed repressions of Crimean Tatars since the 2014 occupation of the peninsula by Russia.
HRHF Annual Report 2022
2022 was a year of unprecedented assaults on human rights stemming from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. More than ever, the Network of Human Rights Houses came together to strengthen and advance human rights. Read our 2022 Annual Report.
OVD-Info: Russian Civil Society Demands an End to Prosecution of Anti-War Protests
In this op-ed for Human Rights House Foundation, OVD-Info highlights Russian civil society calls for an end to the authorities’ assault on freedom of expression.
HRC52: Calling for accountability for severe human rights violations in Eastern Europe
Throughout March, Human Rights House Foundation, alongside members of the network of Human Rights Houses and other civil society partners, renewed calls at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council urging accountability for severe human rights violations in Eastern Europe, and highlighting the situation for civil society in the wider region.