#HRC52: Addressing the human rights crisis in the Russian Federation
On 23 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation published a pre-recorded virtual side event on the on-going human rights crisis in Russia during the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
SLAPPs: Draft anti-SLAPP compromise proposal
CASE members have written to the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council about the draft compromise proposal for the European anti-SLAPP Directive. The Swedish Presidency’s compromise proposal is self-defeating, runs contrary to the purpose of the anti-SLAPP Directive and undermines its spirit, and fails to meet the expectations of the European Parliament, the European Union’s most important democratic body.
OSCE SHDM I: There can be no comprehensive security without media freedom
Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting Session I: HRHF Statement (Check against delivery) One of the themes for discussion in this afternoon’s session revolves around a changing media landscape and how such changes impact media freedom. This of course implies that the media landscape is organic and, like all organic things, changes and evolves. But, what if […]
Threats to media freedom in Georgia – OSCE SHDM I
On 14 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Threats to media freedom in Georgia ”, a side event at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting. The event is organised with the financial support of the European Union and co-hosted by Civic Solidarity Platform, Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organisations Human Rights Center, GCRT, Media Institute, Rights Georgia, and Sapari.
Joint statement on Imminent verdict in the trial against Viasna’s leaders
Tomorrow, the Leninsky District Court in Minsk is expected to hand down its verdict in the case of Viasna leaders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich. On the eve of the verdict, the signatory organisations reiterate their calls to release the human rights defenders and drop all charges against them.
Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners
There are 1400+ political prisoners in Belarus, as of February 2023 and that number continues to rise. The “Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners” campaign aims to ensure the unjustly detained are not forgotten and that their voices are still heard from behind bars.
Georgian authorities should immediately stop criminal persecution against artist – Sandro Sulaberidze
Human Rights House Foundation joins Human Rights House Tbilisi and several of its member organisations in urging the Georgian authorities to immediately cease the criminal persecution of artist Sandro Sulaberidze.
Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners: Alena Hnauk
Alena Hnauk is a 65-year-old pensioner and activist from the village of Tkachi in the Pruzhany region of Belarus. She was first sentenced to two years of home confinement for participating in the so-called “dancing protest” on 13 September 2020 in Brest.
International CSOs urge European Parliament to ensure a strong European Media Freedom Act
HRHF joins 40+ CSOs in urging Members of the European Parliament to support a strong Media Freedom Act in a joint letter sent to MEPs.