September 24, 2021

HRC48: Statement on Belarus

On 24 September 2021, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Belarus.

September 23, 2021

Civil Society Recommendations for the Commission on the Rule of Law Report

Human Rights House Foundation joins a coalition of 61 organisations in offering recommendations for the European Commission on how it can improve the credibility, inclusiveness and impact of the recently-released Rule of Law Report.

September 21, 2021

Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners: Marfa Rabkova

Marfa Rabkova is a human rights defender and a coordination of the volunteer service at the Human Rights Centre Viasna. She took part in the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”, which saw over 1,500 observers register for election monitoring during the 2020 presidential election. Rabkova was detained on 17 September 2020.

September 17, 2021

Belarus: International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members on first anniversary of crackdown

On the first anniversary of the unprecedented crackdown on the Human Rights Center Viasna (“Viasna”) in Belarus, Human Rights House Foundation joins 22 international and Belarusian human rights organizations in launching a campaign to demand the release of seven detained Viasna members, as well as highlighting the plight of hundreds of others, who have been prosecuted and jailed solely for exercising their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

September 14, 2021

Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners: Maxim Znak

Maxim Znak is a lawyer who has been in detention since 18 September 2020. Shortly after his detention, he told his lawyer: “Normal life of society is impossible without law, just as human life is impossible without food”.

September 2, 2021

Protecting Defenders

What Protection providers, States, and Donors can do: recommendations from HRDs across Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia

August 31, 2021

UN must immediately and fully resource the Belarus investigative mechanism

We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, call on United Nations (UN) member states to ensure that the Human Rights Council’s investigative mechanism on Belarus has all necessary resources to undertake its mandate.

August 30, 2021

Statement on the liquidation of the Belarusian Association of Journalists

Human Rights House Foundation is outraged by the liquidation of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) and stands in solidarity with BAJ and the rest of Belarusian civil society currently under siege. We call on the international community to use all available tools to support Belarusian civil society and human rights defenders, including individual sanctions against all those responsible for human rights violations in the country.

August 25, 2021

House-to-House 2021: Call for applications

Human Rights House Foundation announces a call for applications to House-to-House Project Fund 2021. HRHF welcomes all Human Rights Houses, their member organisations as well as organisations and actors from outside of the network to apply for funding.