UPR Poland 2023 – Reflections from Polish civil society
On 15 November 2023, Human Rights House Foundation hosted a conversation between Polish civil society representatives reflecting on the recommendations given by delegations immediately following the conclusion of Poland’s Universal Periodic Review process at the United Nations in Geneva. More than 240 recommendations were made by around 80 delegations on the human rights situation in Poland over the last five years.
Evacuated Ukrainian activist works to return to Kherson
Following the launch of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, civic activist Artem Kostyuchenko and his family were forced to flee the Kherson region and relocate to Lviv. From there he continues his work and hopes to soon return to his home. This is article was written by Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv.
Crimea & the renewed Russian invasion of Ukraine: New Human Rights Challenges – Crimea Platform Side Event
On 24 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation co-organised a side event ahead of the start of the First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform. The event focused on the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Crimea following the launch of renewed Russian aggression against Ukraine in February 2022.
HRC51: Statement on human rights in Georgia
On 6 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Georgia.
PACE Side Event: Crimea in darkness
On 10 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation and several Ukrainian partners co-hosted a side event at PACE, aimed at Refocusing international attention on grave human rights violations in the occupied peninsula after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Crimea in the shadow – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference Side Event
On 28 September 2022, Human Rights House Foundation and several Ukrainian and international civil society organisations co-hosted “Crimea in the shadow”, a side event at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference.
Statement on fundamental freedoms – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference
On 28 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the rise of attacks against human rights defenders in the OSCE region.
Statement on Ill Democracies – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference
On 27 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the rise of Ill Democracies in the OSCE region and what effect it might have on the protection of human rights defenders.
Belarus: Tatsiana Lasitsa released
On 24 September, Viasna volunteer Tatsiana Lasitsa was released in Belarus after serving one year and eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence. While we welcome this news, we highlight that Lasitsa not have been in prison in the first place – the case against her was a reprisal for her legitimate human rights work. We repeat our call for the release of her Viasna colleagues and for the release of all political prisoners in Belarus.