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December 2, 2013

Vladimir Putin is met by protests in Armenia

Following Armenia’s decision to join a customs union with the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin is visiting the country on Monday 2 December. The protests in favour of rapprochement with the European Union spread from Maidan in Kiev to Yerevan.

November 26, 2013

Worrisome pressure by the European Union to further reduce the UN human rights budget

Members of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) express their concern to learn that the European Union is aiming at further reducing the ordinary budget of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The NGOs call upon the European Union to support the work of the Office, by increasing its ordinary budget as a way to strengthen the impact of its work and cooperation by all States.

November 26, 2013

The UN’s human rights work should be increased

Members of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) express their concern to learn that the European Union is aiming at further reducing the ordinary budget of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The NGOs call upon the European Union to support the work of the Office, by increasing its ordinary budget as a way to strengthen the impact of its work and cooperation by all States.

November 21, 2013

Women human rights defenders even more at risk

Human rights defenders and their NGOs working on the rights of women or related to gender face more and more risk, including those working on sexual rights, such as the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people (LGBT). The United Nations needs to send a strong signal.

October 31, 2013

Hope to win with more attention and support

Though the situation with the rent agreement is still not solved, and the city administration of Voronezh stays reluctant to the activities Human Rights House Voronezh performs, there is hope.

August 18, 2013

Possible eviction of the Human Rights House Voronezh

The Human Rights House Voronezh, one of the members of the Human Rights House Network, may be left without premises, after the actions taken by the Voronezh city district administration. This would not only damage the entire group of organizations sharing the premises, but would also negatively affect the citizens who are in need of assistance.

March 21, 2013

Campaigning for strong human rights defenders

The right to be a human rights defender has been reinforced by the resolution adopted by consensus at the Human Rights Council. The resolution focuses on legislation affecting, restricting and criminalising the work and activities of human rights defenders.

December 19, 2012

Call to immediately stop harassment of human rights NGOs in Voronezh

Shortly before 16:00 local time (13:00 CET time) on Wednesday 19 December 2012 police officers and investigation officers entered the premises of the Human Rights House Voronezh to conduct a search in all its offices. The Human Rights House Network calls upon Russian authorities to return all confiscated materials and stop harassing and intimidating human rights defenders.

September 29, 2007

Defenders heard at heart of Council of Europe

More on human rights defenders at the Council of Europe CoE Secretary General proposes a mechanism to address reprisals against human rights defenders. PACE: Don’t compromise on Russian human rights