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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.

February 6, 2020

Georgian photographer wins Portraits of Strength Competition

On Friday 17 January 2020, the “Portraits of Strength” jury unanimously chose Georgian photographer Salome Sagaradze’s photograph of Baia Pataraia of Human Rights House Tbilisi as the competition’s winner.

October 10, 2019

HRHF Annual Report 2018/19

Discover 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.

October 7, 2019

Addressing human rights violations in Ukrainian law enforcement

“Human rights violations in law enforcement are affected by two main factors: motivation and impunity… It is around these two factors that we build our strategy.”

September 18, 2019

Fest2019: “A laboratory for innovative human rights education”

Bringing together human rights defenders from across Ukraine and abroad, Educational Human Rights Fest in Chernihiv welcomed around 200 participants, volunteers, and speakers from 16-28 July 2019.

April 10, 2019

Ukraine: Base juvenile justice reforms on international standards

Ukraine is in the process of reforming its system for juvenile justice. Advocating for these reforms to be based on international human rights standards, Mart, member of Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv, and Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland) have undertaken a joint project with the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice.

April 5, 2019

A Belief in Human Rights Education

“Not many people know about human rights in Ukraine, and similar to other countries in our region, what people know is often distorted. We look for the entry point with people… a place where we can start discussing human rights values, philosophy, and history.”

March 12, 2019

Oslo Event: Breakfast Briefing on Human Rights in Crimea

Join us at Human Rights House Oslo on 21 March 2019, five years after the Russian annexation of Crimea, for a briefing by human rights defenders on the human rights situation. This will draw on the findings of the recent mission to Crimea by representatives of three Human Rights Houses.

February 19, 2019

Euromaidan: Five Years of Impunity

“On the eve of elections, there is a temptation for Ukrainian authorities to say that the investigation into Euromaidan is finished… but they haven’t fulfilled one of the key requirements of Euromaidan – to stop impunity and bring rule of law to the country.”