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November 14, 2022

Calling for action on human rights situation in Eastern Europe – HRC51 overview

At the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) continued its work alongside the network of Human Rights Houses & other civil society partners in calling on the Council to address human rights challenges and support human rights defenders across Eastern Europe and beyond.

October 7, 2022

HRHF welcomes establishment of a Special Rapporteur on Russia but the Council’s work is not done

Human Rights House Foundation applauds the UN Human Rights Council for voting today to establish a Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Russia and thanks it for its work.

September 29, 2022

HRC51: statement on reprisals

On 29 September 2022 at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted cases of reprisals against human rights defenders in Russia and Belarus, and asked the Assistant Secretary-General what more could be done by the Council to support defenders.

September 23, 2022

HRC51: statement at ID with Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine

On 23rd September, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at HRC51 highlighting the human rights situation in Ukraine following the full-scale Russian invasion, with a particular focus on the situation for enforced disappearances as reported by network of Human Rights Houses member, ZMINA. The statement was delivered during the Interactive dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression.

September 22, 2022

HRC51 Side Event: Addressing the human rights crisis in the Russian Federation

On 22 September 2022, Human Rights House Foundation co-organsed a side event on the human rights situation in Russia at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council alongside other human rights organisations.

September 21, 2022

Russian human rights defenders and organisations call on UN Human Rights Council to establish a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Russia

We, the undersigned human rights defenders and organisations from the Russian Federation, urge member States of the UN Human Rights Council to establish a mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Russian Federation at its 51st session.

September 19, 2022

HRHF Annual Report 2021

In 2021, Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses worked in partnership to meet human rights challenges across Europe from the Thames to the Caspian. Find out how we did this and continued our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.

August 29, 2022

Russian civil society calls on EU to lead process to establish Special Rapporteur on Russia at HRC51

We, the undersigned human rights defenders and organisations from the Russian Federation, urge EU member states to lead a core group of states at the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council to establish a mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Russian Federation. 

August 24, 2022

Marking six months since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Six months after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Human Rights House Foundation repeats its condemnation of Russian aggression against Ukraine and ensuing human rights crisis. HRHF also renews its call on UN Human Rights Council member states to establish a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Russia.