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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.