March 2, 2021

HRC46: Joint NGO letter addressing human rights crisis in Belarus

On 2 March 2021, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) was among 13 international NGOs calling on the UN Human Rights Council to create a new mechanism assisting in the process of accountability for human rights violations in Belarus. The NGOs also outlined several key elements that a new mechanism should contain.

February 25, 2021

HRC46: Amnesty and HRHF joint statement on Belarus

On 25 February 2021, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and Amnesty International pushed the Human Rights Council to take further action on Belarus. Alongside Belarusian civil society organisations, they urged the Council in a joint oral statement, to create a mechanism assisting in the process of accountability for human rights violations.

February 25, 2021

Georgian authorities must reverse recent actions curtailing free assembly and expression

Human Rights House Foundation and Human Rights House Tbilisi condemn recent actions by the Georgian authorities to limit freedoms of expression and assembly, linked with the political crisis which has engulfed the country during past months. We call on the Georgian authorities to reverse these recent actions and take immediate steps to protect human rights in line with Georgia’s international obligations.

February 22, 2021

Network of Human Rights Houses calls on Georgian authorities to address the increasingly hostile environment for human rights defenders in Georgia

We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, are alarmed at the increasingly hostile environment for human rights defenders in Georgia and call on the Georgian authorities to take immediate actions to stem this dangerous tide.

February 18, 2021

CSP: Unprecedented crackdown on Belarusian civil society must be stopped

Following a renewed wave of persecution of the Belarusian human rights defenders, civil society activists and independent journalists, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) strongly condemn actions of the Belarusian authorities and urge them to stop the harassment and show genuine respect towards the rights of those who seek to protect the rights of their fellow citizens and not to criminalize their legitimate human rights work.

February 16, 2021

Open Letter to President Zelensky: Protect Anti-Corruption Bill from Harming Whistleblowers

Human Rights House Foundation co-signs Whistleblowing International Network’s open letter to Ukrainian President Zelenksy urging him to protect the Anti-Corruption Bill from Harming Whistleblowers.

January 27, 2021

House-to-House 2021: Call for applications

Human Rights House Foundation announces a call for applications to House-to-House Project Fund 2021. HRHF welcomes all Human Rights Houses, their member organisations as well as organisations and actors from outside of the network to apply for funding.

November 2, 2020

We will not give up on Belarus

For weeks we have been following the protests against Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus. Before us, we see a repetition of the large, seemingly leaderless demonstrations in recent years around the world — from Tahrir Square in Cairo, to the democracy riots in Hong Kong and Black Lives Matter in the United States, to the undulating crowd in Minsk.

October 29, 2020

Women-only protests in Belarus

“The very first women-only protest happened at midday on Wednesday, 12 August 2020. Women all dressed in white gathered in central Minsk, to show that we protesters are peaceful, and we are against violence.”