December 19, 2017

Call for applications: UN Special Rapporteur on freedoms of association and assembly

Applications are now open for the position of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

October 23, 2017

Belarusian Human Rights Defenders’ Forum

Some 140 representatives of 29 independent Belarusian human rights organisations gather in Vilnius, for the fourth Belarusian Human Rights Defenders’ Forum.

October 12, 2017

Azerbaijan: No progress, no concessions

The country must “put an end to systemic repression of human rights defenders and the media,” according to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

July 10, 2017

Human Rights House Annual Report 2016

Discover how we, the Human Rights Houses and Human Rights House Foundation, protected, empowered, and supported human rights defenders and advanced human rights in 2016.

July 10, 2017

Holding a meeting on human rights is not a terrorist conspiracy

The Civil Solidarity Platform has issued a statement in support of representatives of Turkish civil society organisations working on human rights, who have been arrested and are being investigated for membership of an armed organisation and for terrorist offences. Some 40 independent organisations, including HRHF, support the joint statement and call for the release of these human rights defenders.

June 27, 2017

Armenian HRDs trained in documenting freedom of assembly violations

On the last weekend of March 2017, at Human Rights House Yerevan, experts from five Human Rights Houses (HRHs) delivered training on documenting human rights violations of freedom of assembly. 20 Armenian human rights defenders (HRDs), both from the House and the wider civil society, took part in the training focused on rally dispersals and professional and ethical human rights violations in Armenia.

June 23, 2017

UN responds to Belarus crackdown; renews mandate

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has responded to the recent crackdown on peaceful protests by the Belarusian government, and to the multiple concerns raised by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and its partners, by passing a stronger resolution with an increased majority from 2016 on Belarus which has also renewed the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus for a further year.

May 31, 2017

FOAA Online: Easily accessible legal arguments on assembly and association rights

FOAA Online! is a web-based collection of easily accessible legal arguments for lawyers, activists and judges involved in freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association (FOAA) cases.

May 24, 2004

Independent observers on the streets of Warsaw during the European Economic Summit

Warsaw is preparing for the European Economic Summit that will commence on the 28th of April 2004. It is expected that the arrival of politicians will be the cause for the arrival of various alterglobalist groups. Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights representatives are going to monitor the situation on the streets. (23-APR-04)