May 21, 2023

Belarus: Civil society groups reaffirm solidarity with political prisoners

Today, marking the Day of the Political Prisoner in Belarus, HRHF and the undersigned organisations, led by Article19 reiterate condemnation of the Lukashenka regime’s ruthless crackdown on civil society and independent media. We continue to stand in solidarity with courageous Belarusians who persist in their fight for freedom. The international community will keep demanding the unconditional release of all political prisoners.

April 28, 2023

HRHF Annual Report 2022

2022 was a year of unprecedented assaults on human rights stemming from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. More than ever, the Network of Human Rights Houses came together to strengthen and advance human rights. Read our 2022 Annual Report.

March 23, 2023

#HRC52: Addressing the human rights crisis in the Russian Federation

On 23 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation published a pre-recorded virtual side event on the on-going human rights crisis in Russia during the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 2, 2023

Joint statement on Imminent verdict in the trial against Viasna’s leaders

Tomorrow, the Leninsky District Court in Minsk is expected to hand down its verdict in the case of Viasna leaders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich. On the eve of the verdict, the signatory organisations reiterate their calls to release the human rights defenders and drop all charges against them.

February 27, 2023

Georgian lawmakers must reject the draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill

We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, express our concern over the Georgian Parliament’s draft “Transparency of Foreign Influence” bill and call on lawmakers to reject it and ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and civil society.

January 30, 2023

Russian authorities must stop persecution of Moscow Helsinki Group, and broader civil society

We, non-governmental organisations – members of the international Civic Solidarity Platform, condemn the decision of the authorities of the Russian Federation to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), a member and one of the founders of our network.

January 20, 2023

Ales on trial

If Ales [Bialiatski] had not received the [Nobel] Peace Prize, images of a Belarusian human rights defender locked in a cage in court would never have made international headlines.

September 28, 2022

Statement on fundamental freedoms – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference

On 28 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the rise of attacks against human rights defenders in the OSCE region.

September 27, 2022

Statement on Ill Democracies – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference

On 27 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the rise of Ill Democracies in the OSCE region and what effect it might have on the protection of human rights defenders.