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April 3, 2020

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.

March 6, 2020

HRC43: Human Rights Defenders

On 4 March 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on Human Rights Defenders.

February 3, 2020

De facto South Ossetian authorities must drop charges against Georgian Human Rights Defender

63 members of the network of Human Rights Houses urge the Russian government to use their influence and position to drop charges against Tamara Mearakishvili, expressing their deep concern about legal actions taken by the de facto South Ossetian authorities against the prominent Georgian human rights defender.

October 10, 2019

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.

March 5, 2019

Lyudmila Alexeyeva: An Agent of Change

“The activities of the human rights movement were too diverse to have a leader, but she was definitely a unifying figure.”

June 12, 2018

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.

May 16, 2018

Handbook for Journalists Covering World Cup

Seven human rights organisations launched a handbook for journalists covering the football World Cup in Russia.

April 30, 2018

Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

We, the undersigned 26 international human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram, which have resulted in extensive violations of freedom of expression and access to information, including mass collateral website blocking

March 16, 2018

Russia: Repression on the eve of elections

While many commentators discuss the lack of credible opposition candidates in the Russian election, perhaps just as damaging for democracy is the lack of space for journalists, activists, non-governmental organisations, and human rights defenders.