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April 24, 2024

New and renewed mandates on Belarus and Ukraine adopted – Our work at HRC55

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) advocated alongside partners during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on human rights issues including calling for the renewal of key mechanisms and mandates.

April 11, 2024

HRC55: Human rights situation in Crimea is a blueprint for how Russia seeks to transform the newly occupied territories of Ukraine

On 2 April 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council underlining the deteriorating situation of human rights in Russian-occupied Crimea as well as the newly occupied territories of Ukraine.

March 27, 2024

HRHF Annual Report 2023

The human rights situation across the regions where Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) works was further influenced by military conflict and crackdown against independent civil society. Despite this, we continued to work closely with the Network of Human Rights Houses to protect and advance human rights. Read our 2023 Annual Report.

March 25, 2024

HRC55: Russian civil society faces unprecedented challenges

On 25 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement highlighting the human rights situation in the Russian Federation during the country’s UPR adoption at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 19, 2024

HRC55: The situation for Ukrainians abducted, forcibly displaced or imprisoned by Russia

On 19 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting the situation for Ukrainian civilians abducted, forcibly displaced, as well as imprisoned by Russia in the context of its ongoing full-scale invasion of Ukraine

February 27, 2024

Russian authorities should immediately release Oleg Orlov – Russian and international human rights groups

Russian and international human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, condemn Moscow’s Golovinsky District Court’s sentencing today of Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Human Rights Defense Center Memorial, to 2 years and 6 months in prison on politically motivated charges of “repeatedly discrediting” Russia’s armed forces.

February 26, 2024

“Russian military aggression followed by the full-scale invasion is all due to impunity, which began with Crimea… we still don’t know where it might lead in the end.”

On 26 February Ukraine marks the Day of Resistance to Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. Ten years ago on that day thousands of Crimean activists gathered outside the Crimean Parliament to show resistance against Russian occupation and in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. This resistance still continues today in different forms. In this interview, HRHF asked four prominent Crimean human rights defenders and representatives of Human Rights House Crimea member organisations, to reflect on the situation in Crimea over the past decade and share their perspectives about the future.

February 22, 2024

“The perpetrators of human rights violations and war crimes must be held accountable… we won’t stop [until then].”

Ahead of the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, HRHF spoke with Ukrainian human rights defender Liudmyla Yankina about the main challenges facing civil society, and the situation for human rights in Ukraine. We also discussed what has changed over the last two years through the prism of her work protecting representatives of civil society.

October 25, 2023

Holding Russia accountable for violations at home and abroad and other priorities at HRC54

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) was active throughout the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) advocating on key issues including calling for the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Russia, as well as the issue of reprisals for civil society engaging with the UN, and the human rights situations in Belarus, Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine.