Georgian authorities must reverse recent actions curtailing free assembly and expression
Human Rights House Foundation and Human Rights House Tbilisi condemn recent actions by the Georgian authorities to limit freedoms of expression and assembly, linked with the political crisis which has engulfed the country during past months. We call on the Georgian authorities to reverse these recent actions and take immediate steps to protect human rights in line with Georgia’s international obligations.
CSP: Unprecedented crackdown on Belarusian civil society must be stopped
Following a renewed wave of persecution of the Belarusian human rights defenders, civil society activists and independent journalists, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) strongly condemn actions of the Belarusian authorities and urge them to stop the harassment and show genuine respect towards the rights of those who seek to protect the rights of their fellow citizens and not to criminalize their legitimate human rights work.
Беларускія ўлады абавязаныя неадкладна спыніць узгоднены напад на праваабаронцаў, журналістаў і іх арганізацыі
Фундацыя Дамоў правоў чалавека заклікае ўлады Беларусі неадкладна спыніць узгоднены напад на праваабаронцаў, журналістаў і іх арганізацыі
Belarusian authorities must immediately end the coordinated attack against human rights defenders, journalists and organisations
Following a renewed crackdown on 16 February 2021, Human Rights House Foundation demands that Belarusian authorities immediately cease their coordinated and on-going attack against journalists, human rights defenders and organisations.
Belarus must immediately release imprisoned journalists
Human Rights House Foundation and 16 other organisations call for all imprisoned journalists to be immediately released in Belarus.
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.
Civic Solidarity Platform calls for the release of Andrei Aliaksandrau
Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) has issued a statement expressing alarm at the arrest of journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau and his partner, Irina Zlobina in Minsk on 13 January 2021. The statement, signed by several CSP member organisations including Human Rights House Foundation, calls for their immediate release along with all others imprisoned in violation of the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
#StopSLAPPs: Coalition calls on EU to take action against gag lawsuits targeting watchdogs.
Human Rights House Foundation is among 60 organisations jointly calling for the EU to take action against SLAPPs – the gag lawsuits silencing journalists, activists and human rights defenders across Europe. The coalition of organisations today endorses the Model EU Anti-SLAPP Directive ahead of the European Commission’s launch of its European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP).
We don’t want to be sued into silence
More and more journalists and civil society organisations are being sued by powerful businessmen and politicians. We call on the EU to ensure those with a watchdog role are protected from gag lawsuits. This scrutiny is the lifeblood of healthy democracies, writes a group of 99 organisations including Human Rights House Foundation.