#HRC52: Addressing the human rights crisis in the Russian Federation
On 23 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation published a pre-recorded virtual side event on the on-going human rights crisis in Russia during the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
#HRC52 Ukraine: Accountability for war crimes and serious human rights violations
On 21 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation hosted “Ukraine: Accountability for war crimes & serious human rights violations”, a side event at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Council of Europe Member State leaders must use the 4th CoE Summit to commit to stronger role for civil society at the CoE
In a joint statement issued on 15 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation and members of the network of Human Rights Houses urge leaders of Council of Europe (CoE) member States to use the opportunity of the upcoming 4th CoE Summit to create and strengthen avenues for meaningful and active inclusion of civil society in the work of the CoE.
HRC52: Human Rights Defenders in their own words
Human Rights House Foundation delivered the words of Human Rights Defenders from Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine in a statement to the UN Human Rights Council at its 52nd session on 15 March 2023. In the statement, HRHF noted that the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders presents an opportunity to celebrate the role and impact of HRDs.
Threats to media freedom in Georgia – OSCE SHDM I
On 14 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Threats to media freedom in Georgia ”, a side event at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting. The event is organised with the financial support of the European Union and co-hosted by Civic Solidarity Platform, Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organisations Human Rights Center, GCRT, Media Institute, Rights Georgia, and Sapari.
House-to-House project fund 2023: Call for applications
HRHF is pleased to announce a call for applications to House-to-House Project Fund. This unique funding opportunity provides support for collaborative initiatives to advance human rights priorities in countries with Human Rights Houses. Application deadline is 29 March.
Joint statement on Imminent verdict in the trial against Viasna’s leaders
Tomorrow, the Leninsky District Court in Minsk is expected to hand down its verdict in the case of Viasna leaders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich. On the eve of the verdict, the signatory organisations reiterate their calls to release the human rights defenders and drop all charges against them.
Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners
There are 1400+ political prisoners in Belarus, as of February 2023 and that number continues to rise. The “Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners” campaign aims to ensure the unjustly detained are not forgotten and that their voices are still heard from behind bars.
HRC52: Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
Human Rights House Foundation joins over 160 international civil society organisations in urging all States to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders ahead of the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.