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November 20, 2018

Rights of Defenders on agenda of Committee of Ministers

During a rare engagement between the Council of Europe’s decision-making body and civil society, human rights defenders and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights highlighted the need to support human rights defenders and raise awareness of their work in society.

October 3, 2018

Human Rights in Theatre: “Justice for the Dictator”

Human rights organisations in Voronezh, Russia, staged the play “Justice for the Dictator”, a performance reading of the play “The Trial of Mussolini”. Once again, they showed their creative and innovative approach to reaching out on human rights.

September 21, 2018

HRHF statement on the adoption of Russia’s UPR

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement during the adoption of Russia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC39). This statement enjoys the support of two Russian human rights organisations.

June 12, 2018

Annual Report 2017/18

Time and again in 2017 we saw how resilient, creative, and adaptable human rights defenders can be in the face of repression.

May 16, 2018

Handbook for Journalists Covering World Cup

Seven human rights organisations launched a handbook for journalists covering the football World Cup in Russia.

April 30, 2018

Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

We, the undersigned 26 international human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram, which have resulted in extensive violations of freedom of expression and access to information, including mass collateral website blocking

March 16, 2018

Russia: Repression on the eve of elections

While many commentators discuss the lack of credible opposition candidates in the Russian election, perhaps just as damaging for democracy is the lack of space for journalists, activists, non-governmental organisations, and human rights defenders.

February 22, 2018

Creative Outreach on Human Rights

Dmitri Makarov gives insight into how Human Rights House Voronezh is using innovative methods to reach out to wider society on human rights.

October 27, 2017

Briefing hopefully opens doors

For the first time, a non-governmental organisation has arranged a thematic briefing of the Council of Europe’s (CoE’s) decision-making body. Three human rights defenders presented their experiences on the front line promoting human rights.