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March 13, 2023

HRC52: Anti-terrorism & anti-extremism laws continue to have a chilling effect on civil society

The use of Anti-terrorism and anti-extremism legislation as a pretext to attack those involved in human rights work in Belarus, Russia, as well as by Russian occupying authorities in Crimea was highlighted by Human Rights House Foundation in a statement at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on 13 March 2023.

January 30, 2023

Russian authorities must stop persecution of Moscow Helsinki Group, and broader civil society

We, non-governmental organisations – members of the international Civic Solidarity Platform, condemn the decision of the authorities of the Russian Federation to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), a member and one of the founders of our network.

December 16, 2022

Statement on Ukraine at Human Rights Council

On 15 December 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on Ukraine at the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting enforced disappearances and the situation for civil society in the context of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

December 12, 2022

Nobel Peace laureates from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine awarded in Oslo

On Saturday 10 December, this year’s Nobel Peace laureates received their awards at a ceremony in Oslo’s town hall. Human Rights House Foundation once again offers its sincerest congratulations to these brave human rights defenders: Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine), Memorial (Russia) and Viasna’s Ales Bialiatski (Belarus).

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 27, 2022

HRC51: Statement on human rights in Russia

On 27 September 2022, Human Rights House Foundation called on the UN Human Rights Council to formally address the dire and deteriorating human rights situation in Russia by establishing a Special Rapporteur mandate.

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.