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October 10, 2019

HRHF Annual Report 2018/19

Discover how Human Rights House Foundation protected and advanced the rights of human rights defenders, strengthened independent civil society, and supported a strong, active network of Human Rights Houses.

September 16, 2019

Much-needed reforms to Council of Europe reprisal mechanism

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has announced much-needed reforms to the human rights body’s “reprisal mechanism” – launched in May 2017 to ensure “human rights defenders… never face retribution for their principled stance.”

July 10, 2019

HRC41: Freedom of Expression in Crimea

In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC41) on 10 July 2019, HRHF focused on freedom expression in Crimea which has deteriorated since the beginning of the Russian occupation of the peninsula.

June 19, 2019

Tbilisi Pride: Protect the rights of LGBT community and defenders in Georgia

Ensure the freedoms of assembly and expression of the LGBT community in Georgia and those defending their rights, urge 37 member and partner NGOs of Human Rights Houses in a letter to the Georgian government.

June 12, 2019

Two years on from alleged abduction, Afgan Mukhtarli investigation still not completed

Human Rights House Tbilisi, its member organisations, and a coalition of NGOs have issued a joint statement urging the  Georgian authorities to take all necessary measures to effectively investigate Afgan Mukhtarli’s alleged abduction and hold any offenders accountable.

April 9, 2019

Armenian authorities urged to address growing hate speech against defenders

Armenian authorities should condemn hate speech, smear campaigns, and threats against human rights defenders, express support for defenders, and create an enabling environment, writes Human Rights House Foundation in a letter raising threats against defenders in Armenia.

April 5, 2019

Excessive force used against protesters in Serbia

Human Rights House Belgrade has strongly condemned the disproportionate use of force by police.

April 1, 2019

FSB raids homes and detains Crimean Tatars

Some 45 human rights organisations of the Civic Solidarity Platform warn of the Russian authorities’ crackdown on human rights activists and other individuals in occupied Crimea.

March 12, 2019

Oslo Event: Breakfast Briefing on Human Rights in Crimea

Join us at Human Rights House Oslo on 21 March 2019, five years after the Russian annexation of Crimea, for a briefing by human rights defenders on the human rights situation. This will draw on the findings of the recent mission to Crimea by representatives of three Human Rights Houses.