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June 4, 2021

Designations of “undesirable organisations” by Russia must end

In a joint statement, forty human rights NGOs, including HRHF, from across the OSCE region denounce the continuing inclusion of foreign civil society organisations in the list of so-called “undesirable” organisations by Russia. This “harms international people-to-people contacts and collaboration, one of the principles of the European cooperation and security order based on the 1975 Helsinki Final Act”, the NGOs say.

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 23, 2020

HRHF statement on allegations concerning the Russian Youth Human Rights Movement

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) is deeply troubled by the serious allegations made by former members of the Youth Human Rights Movement (YHRM) against the former leadership of the organisation, published by the online media outlet 7×7 on 8 October 2020.

October 7, 2020

Celebrating human rights in Ufa, Russia

In September, the Russian city of Ufa became the fifth in the country to host the “City of Rights/City is Right” festival. For three days, participants engaged in human rights events and activities including the unveiling of a monument celebrating the universal declaration of human rights.

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.