As Belarus’s human rights crisis deepens, the UN Special Rapporteur for Belarus is more important than ever
In a joint statement, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and more than 30 Belarusian and international human rights organisations call on UN Human Rights Council member States to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus during the Council’s upcoming 47th session.
HRC47: Media Under Attack in Belarus
The human rights crisis in Belarus has intensified. At the start of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, with both Belarus and freedom of opinion and expression on the Council’s agenda, this online event will update states on the recent deterioration and identify further concrete action to protect human rights in Belarus.
Belarusian Media Under Attack
Human Rights House Foundation and several organisations working with freedom of expression and free media have prepared an overview of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Belarus for independent media.
Вимушений покинути Білорусь через захисту прав людини
12 квітня 2021 року білоруська влада змусила українського правозахисника Володимира Яворського залишити країну протягом 48 годин і попередила його не повертатися протягом десяти років. Його справа – ще один приклад безпрецедентного нападу на білоруське громадянське суспільство. Освітній Будинок прав людини в Чернігові (EHRHC) та HRHF поговорили з Яворським, який зараз проживає в Україні, про його допит, загрози його родині та його вислання.
Expelled from Belarus for defending human rights
On 12 April 2021, Belarusian authorities forced Ukrainian human rights defender Volodymyr Yavorskyy to leave the country within 48 hours warned him to not return within ten years. His case is another example of the unprecedented attack on Belarusian civil society. Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv (EHRHC) and HRHF spoke to Yavorskyy, now living in Ukraine, about his interrogation, the threats made against his family, and his expulsion.
Suppression of Russian Media
Human Rights House Foundation supports a joint civil society statement calling for the Russian government to uphold its responsibility to protect and defend freedom of the press.
HRHF Annual Report 2020
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19. In our annual report, discover how Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses adapted to meet these new challenges and continue our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.
PACE resolution on Belarus human rights situation adds to growing international condemnation and accountability efforts
The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) welcomes today’s resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calling for investigations into human rights violations in Belarus as well as the release of all political prisoners without delay and an end to the violence committed against human rights defenders.
CSP calls for release of Ukrainian journalist detained in occupied Crimea
Human Rights House Foundation joins 31 international organisations condemning the politically motivated detention of journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko in Crimea. The organisations, supporting a Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) statement, call for his immediate release.