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April 28, 2021

HRHF Annual Report 2020

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19. In our annual report, discover how Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses adapted to meet these new challenges and continue our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.

March 15, 2021

HRC46: Statement on Russia

On 15 March 2021, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) issued a statement at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council urging Council members to take urgent and concerted action to confront Russia on its abysmal and deteriorating human rights record.

October 1, 2020

HRC45: HRHF statement on reprisals

On 20 September 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on reprisals. In the statement, HRHF highlighted the use of the Foreign Agent law to undermine independent civil society, and the climate of fear that is maintained in Russia and the external territories it occupies through a variety of state-controlled tools including the misuse of anti-extremist and anti-terrorist legislation.

July 15, 2020

HRHF Annual Report 2019/20

Discover in our 2019/20 annual report how Human Rights House Foundation protected and advanced the rights of human rights defenders, strengthened independent civil society, and supported a strong, active network of Human Rights Houses.

May 27, 2020

Virus on freedom of expression

Freedom of speech in Russia needs life-saving treatment. Journalists addressing the lack of crisis management during the Covid-19 pandemic are at risk of facing death threats or imprisonment.

May 20, 2020

The authoritarian virus

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic puts fundamental democratic rights to the test in several European countries. Now, Norway should use the rest of its Security Council campaign to fight for respect for human rights.

April 3, 2020

Concerns about responses by state authorities to the global COVID-19 crisis

The network of Human Rights Houses is concerned by recent actions on the part of state authorities across western and eastern Europe, the western Balkans, and the Caucasus in response to the escalating COVID-19 crisis. These actions, taken to combat the rising number of infections and deaths associated with COVID-19, raise questions about states’ commitments to civic freedoms and human rights.

March 23, 2020

Network of Human Rights Houses welcomes new member

The network of Human Rights Houses welcomed its newest member – Human Rights House Kazan – in November 2019, bringing the total number of Houses in the network to 17.