June 18, 2018

HRHF statement on assembly and association HRC38

Speaking during a dialogue on the freedoms of association and assembly, Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement to the UN Human Rights Council #HRC38.

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 28, 2018

Statement by Belarusian Human Rights Organizations. Annulment of Article 193.1 is not enough

The Belarusian civil society organizations, human rights defenders and international organizations have always criticized Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code due to its incompliance with the human rights standards and provisions on the freedom of association enshrined in the Constitution.

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 19, 2018

Existential Threat to Hungarian Civil Society

Human Rights House Foundation calls on the Hungarian parliament to reject new restrictive laws, and for the government to end its escalating crackdown against civil society.

February 19, 2018

In solidarity with civil society in Hungary

More than 250 organisations, including HRHF, have issued a joint statement calling on the Hungarian parliament to reject proposed laws that would further restrict the ability of Hungarian civil society organisations to carry out their work.

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.

November 17, 2017

Report launch: Funding civil society

Adaptable work methods are key in ensuring civil society’s access to foreign funding in increasingly restrictive environments, according to a new report by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF).

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.