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April 28, 2023

HRHF Annual Report 2022

2022 was a year of unprecedented assaults on human rights stemming from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. More than ever, the Network of Human Rights Houses came together to strengthen and advance human rights. Read our 2022 Annual Report.

April 25, 2023

OVD-Info: Russian Civil Society Demands an End to Prosecution of Anti-War Protests

In this op-ed for Human Rights House Foundation, OVD-Info highlights Russian civil society calls for an end to the authorities’ assault on freedom of expression.

April 5, 2023

HRC52: Calling for accountability for severe human rights violations in Eastern Europe

Throughout March, Human Rights House Foundation, alongside members of the network of Human Rights Houses and other civil society partners, renewed calls at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council urging accountability for severe human rights violations in Eastern Europe, and highlighting the situation for civil society in the wider region.

March 23, 2023

#HRC52: Addressing the human rights crisis in the Russian Federation

On 23 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation published a pre-recorded virtual side event on the on-going human rights crisis in Russia during the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 20, 2023

#HRC52 Ukraine: Accountability for war crimes and serious human rights violations

On 21 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation hosted “Ukraine: Accountability for war crimes & serious human rights violations”, a side event at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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).