March 3, 2022

HRC49: Urgent Debate on Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 4 March 2022, Human Rights House Foundation urged Human Rights Council action in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine during an urgent debate at HRC49.

March 2, 2022

Hundreds of members of Russian civil society urge Putin to end war with Ukraine

In a letter addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, 580+ members of Russian civil society voice their opposition to the invasion of Ukraine and urge an immediate end to the war.

February 28, 2022

Human Rights Committee 134th session: Review of Russia

On 28 February 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on Russia during the 134th session of the Human Rights Committee, the treaty body of the ICCPR, currently reviewing Russia.

February 25, 2022

Emergency action urged in response to Russian invasion of Ukraine and on-going human rights violations.

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) calls on the international community to take immediate and decisive steps at the United Nations in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces. These actions are the devastating continuation of gross human rights violations committed by Russia domestically and internationally and the international community must respond. Immediate and decisive action must be taken within United Nations human rights bodies.

February 25, 2022

Joint statement of support for Ukraine

Human Rights House Foundation joins several international civil society organisations voicing support for and expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine who now find themselves at the frontlines of a large-scale European war.

February 25, 2022

Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council

Watch the full recording of “Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council”, a side event hosted ahead of the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council. This event was organised by the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to UN Office at Geneva and Human Rights House Foundation.

February 24, 2022

HRHF condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine and calls for immediate international support to ensure protection of human rights and human rights defenders in Ukraine

HRHF calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities, respect for international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and the strongest possible support for human rights and human rights defenders, in Ukraine by the international community.

February 23, 2022

Statement ahead of 27 February Belarusian Constitutional Referendum

On Sunday, 27 February 2022, Belarusian authorities will hold a national referendum on a new draft constitution. The proposed constitution, the third since Alexander Lukashenka became President in 1994, has drawn widespread criticism for providing the opportunity to tighten Lukashenka’s grip on power.

February 22, 2022

Joint NGO letter urging renewal of OHCHR examination of Belarus at HRC49

In a joint letter, Human Rights House Foundation and 12 international and Belarusian organisations urge Human Rights Council member and observer states to support the renewal of the OHCHR examination of the human rights situation in Belarus at its 49th session.