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March 17, 2022

HRC49: Statement on Belarus

On 17 March 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council calling for the Council to renew the mandate of the OHCHR examination of Belarus.

March 17, 2022

Addressing Russia’s human rights crisis following its exclusion from the Council of Europe

The international community must take immediate steps to monitor and report on human rights violations in Russia while concurrently maintaining cooperation with Russian civil society and human rights defenders.

March 11, 2022

HRC49: Statement on Human Rights Defenders

On 11 March 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council highlighting the situation for Human Rights Defenders in Azerbaijan, the rise of SLAPPs in Europe, and condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

March 8, 2022

Russia: UN General Assembly should suspend Russia’s membership of UN Human Rights Council

In an open letter, almost 50 international NGOs, including HRHF, call on the UN General Assembly to suspend Russia’s rights of membership of the UN Human Rights Council for committing widespread, gross and systematic human rights violations, some amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

March 3, 2022

HRC49: Urgent Debate on Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 4 March 2022, Human Rights House Foundation urged Human Rights Council action in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine during an urgent debate at HRC49.

March 2, 2022

Hundreds of members of Russian civil society urge Putin to end war with Ukraine

In a letter addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, 580+ members of Russian civil society voice their opposition to the invasion of Ukraine and urge an immediate end to the war.

March 1, 2022

HRC49: Open letter to states on the draft resolution on Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights House Foundation joins several international human rights organisations in a joint letter urging Human Rights Council member states to ensure a strong resolution on human rights defenders at the Council’s 49th session.

February 28, 2022

Human Rights Committee 134th session: Review of Russia

On 28 February 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on Russia during the 134th session of the Human Rights Committee, the treaty body of the ICCPR, currently reviewing Russia.

February 25, 2022

Emergency action urged in response to Russian invasion of Ukraine and on-going human rights violations.

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) calls on the international community to take immediate and decisive steps at the United Nations in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces. These actions are the devastating continuation of gross human rights violations committed by Russia domestically and internationally and the international community must respond. Immediate and decisive action must be taken within United Nations human rights bodies.