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April 11, 2019

Why is the Venice Commission study on NGO funding so important?

The Venice Commission expresses that “States must create an enabling environment in which associations can effectively operate and access funding, including foreign funding.” This comes in its review of standards applying to funding of NGOs within Council of Europe member states, published in March 2019.

February 28, 2019

HRHF opens 2019 fund for joint Human Rights House projects

The project fund supports Houses and member organisations to be creative and innovative, to test new ideas, and to share and benefit from the vast experience in the network of Human Rights Houses.

September 21, 2018

HRHF statement on the adoption of Russia’s UPR

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement during the adoption of Russia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC39). This statement enjoys the support of two Russian human rights organisations.

September 20, 2018

HRHF statement on the adoption of Azerbaijan’s UPR

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement during the adoption of Azerbaijan’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC39). This statement enjoys the support of four Azerbaijan human rights organisations.

July 2, 2018

Assembly and association “enable rights”

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Voule introduces his aims and priorities for freedom of assembly and association mandate, and discusses cooperation with civil society, in an interview with HRHF on the sidelines of HRC38.

June 12, 2018

Annual Report 2017/18

Time and again in 2017 we saw how resilient, creative, and adaptable human rights defenders can be in the face of repression.

March 16, 2018

Russia: Repression on the eve of elections

While many commentators discuss the lack of credible opposition candidates in the Russian election, perhaps just as damaging for democracy is the lack of space for journalists, activists, non-governmental organisations, and human rights defenders.

February 19, 2018

In solidarity with civil society in Hungary

More than 250 organisations, including HRHF, have issued a joint statement calling on the Hungarian parliament to reject proposed laws that would further restrict the ability of Hungarian civil society organisations to carry out their work.

November 17, 2017

Report launch: Funding civil society

Adaptable work methods are key in ensuring civil society’s access to foreign funding in increasingly restrictive environments, according to a new report by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF).