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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.

August 16, 2022

Arendalsuka // What now, Russia?

What is really going on in Russia today? On 16 August 2022, HRHF and other Norwegian organisations discussed the human rights situation in Russia at an event at Arendalsuka, Norway.

July 13, 2022

HRC50 summary: Pushing for action on crisis in Eastern Europe and advocating for stronger international human rights standards

At the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation continued its work calling on the Human Rights Council to take action on the human rights crisis in Eastern Europe characterised, in part, by the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, and the increasingly dire human rights situation in Belarus.

July 12, 2022

EU leadership needed to establish Special Rapporteur on Russia at HRC51

In a joint letter, Human Rights House Foundation and several international civil society organisations call on the European Union to lead a process to establish a Special Rapporteur on Russia at the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

June 28, 2022

Uheldige endringer i visumpraksis for russiske borgere bør reverseres

Human Rights House Foundation og flere norske organisasjoner oppfordrer justisministeren til å sørge for at Norge har en fleksibel visumpraksis som gir rom for at russiske borgere som er utsatt for økt press fra myndighetene får visum.

June 24, 2022

HRC50: Statement on Freedom of Expression

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) highlighted the chilling effect that online surveillance and legal harassment including SLAPPs have on freedom of expression. In addition, HRHF raised its concern about the situation for independent journalists and media outlets in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Russia.

June 22, 2022

PACE resolutions on Russia underscore need for further support to Russian civil society

Human Rights House Foundation welcomes the unanimous adoption of two important resolutions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) regarding the situation of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus. Both resolutions underscore the need for greater international attention to the domestic situation in Russia and the continued need of support for civil society.