Existential Threat to Hungarian Civil Society
Human Rights House Foundation calls on the Hungarian parliament to reject new restrictive laws, and for the government to end its escalating crackdown against civil society.
When will he find justice?
Mehman Huseynov’s appeals for justice and freedom continue.
Praising impact of human rights defenders
The UN has set the stage to celebrate the essential role of human rights defenders in 2018, as a resolution highlighting their positive impact is adopted by the General Assembly’s committee working on human rights.
Defenders released on bail in Turkey
Human rights defender Özlem Dalkiran and several of her colleagues have been released on bail. HRHF calls for the charges against them to be immediately and unconditionally dropped.
Briefing hopefully opens doors
For the first time, a non-governmental organisation has arranged a thematic briefing of the Council of Europe’s (CoE’s) decision-making body. Three human rights defenders presented their experiences on the front line promoting human rights.
Belarusian Human Rights Defenders’ Forum
Some 140 representatives of 29 independent Belarusian human rights organisations gather in Vilnius, for the fourth Belarusian Human Rights Defenders’ Forum.
Azerbaijan: No progress, no concessions
The country must “put an end to systemic repression of human rights defenders and the media,” according to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Azerbaijan responds to international scrutiny
Azerbaijan’s record on arbitrary detention is being scrutinised by the United Nations, as cases of arbitrary detention continue in the country.
Director of news agency detained
Mehman Aliyev, the director of Azerbaijani independent news agency Turan has been given 3 months pretrial detention and is facing charges for illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion, and abuse of power. HRHF calls for his immediate and unconditional release.