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.

June 16, 2022

HRC50: Statement at High Commissioner’s Oral Update on Mariupol

On 16 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted human rights violations committed by Russian forces in Ukraine at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, in a statement at the Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral update on the situation in Mariupol.

June 14, 2022

The human rights situation in the Russian Federation

On 23 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation and several international human rights organisations hosted the HRC50 virtual side event “The human rights situation in the Russian Federation: Building a bridge with civil society as human rights violations intensify”.

June 2, 2022

Next steps for OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism reporting on Ukraine in context of Russian invasion

On 16 May 2022, HRHF and international and Ukrainian civil society organisations hosted an event at the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna. At that time, we issued recommendations to participating States to strengthen the Moscow Mechanism mandates.

May 24, 2022

UN Human Rights Council must react to the deteriorating human rights situation in Russia by establishing a Special Rapporteur on human rights in Russia at its next session

Human Rights House Foundation joins other international NGOs in calling on the EU to table a resolution at the upcoming 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council to mandate a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Russia.