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June 9, 2022

Open Letter to the European Commission regarding Polish National Council of the Judiciary

Human Rights House Foundation joins Polish and international civil society organisations writing to the President of the Commission and the commissioners responsible for the Rule of Law, requesting an infringement action as regards the National Council of the Judiciary.

June 6, 2022

Belarusian authorities must immediately end arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of human rights defenders and journalists

The on-going and worsening attacks by the Belarusian authorities against civil society and human rights defenders must cease immediately and all political prisoners must be released. We call on the Belarusian authorities to comply with their international obligations in this regard. Furthermore, we call on the international community to renew its commitment to human rights in Belarus.

June 2, 2022

Next steps for OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism reporting on Ukraine in context of Russian invasion

On 16 May 2022, HRHF and international and Ukrainian civil society organisations hosted an event at the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna. At that time, we issued recommendations to participating States to strengthen the Moscow Mechanism mandates.

May 30, 2022

Administrative Assistant – one (1) year contract – Remote position

This position is now closed for applications.

May 24, 2022

UN Human Rights Council must react to the deteriorating human rights situation in Russia by establishing a Special Rapporteur on human rights in Russia at its next session

Human Rights House Foundation joins other international NGOs in calling on the EU to table a resolution at the upcoming 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council to mandate a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Russia.

May 24, 2022

Russian civil society calls on UN to establish Special Rapporteur to monitor and report on human rights in Russia

On 23 May 2022, a group of over 30 Russian civil society organisations and independent human rights defenders issued a public call to the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Russian Federation at the Council’s upcoming 50th session.

May 13, 2022

Azerbaijan must immediately put an end to the threats and violence for the exercise of freedom of expression

Human Rights House Foundation is alarmed by the latest wave of threats and violence against journalists, human rights defenders, and activists in Azerbaijan as well as credible allegations of state involvement and the authorities’ failure to promptly bring perpetrators to justice. We call on the Azerbaijani authorities to ensure a safe environment for journalists and other human rights defenders and ensure full accountability for those responsible for threats and violence against them.

May 12, 2022

Regjeringen må øke støtten til de som kjemper for menneskerettighetene

Krigen mot Ukraina har vist at frihet, demokrati og menneskerettigheter ikke kan tas for gitt. Det er verdier som må kjempes for. Menneskerettighetsforkjempere verden over risikerer livet for disse verdiene hver dag. Bare i 2021 ble minst 358 aktivister drept.

May 12, 2022

HRC Special Session: Statement on Ukraine

On 12 May 2022 at the 34th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation repeated its condemnation of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, called for every assistance to be given to the Commission of Inquiry to carry out its work, and urged the United Nations to do its utmost to protect human rights defenders and journalists working in Ukraine.