Designations of “undesirable organisations” by Russia must end
In a joint statement, forty human rights NGOs, including HRHF, from across the OSCE region denounce the continuing inclusion of foreign civil society organisations in the list of so-called “undesirable” organisations by Russia. This “harms international people-to-people contacts and collaboration, one of the principles of the European cooperation and security order based on the 1975 Helsinki Final Act”, the NGOs say.
International Human Rights School for Young Activists
150+ young activists from across Eastern Europe and the Caucasus participated in over 100 hours of online training in a new school for young human rights defenders launched by six Human Rights Houses in 2020.
Вимушений покинути Білорусь через захисту прав людини
12 квітня 2021 року білоруська влада змусила українського правозахисника Володимира Яворського залишити країну протягом 48 годин і попередила його не повертатися протягом десяти років. Його справа – ще один приклад безпрецедентного нападу на білоруське громадянське суспільство. Освітній Будинок прав людини в Чернігові (EHRHC) та HRHF поговорили з Яворським, який зараз проживає в Україні, про його допит, загрози його родині та його вислання.
Expelled from Belarus for defending human rights
On 12 April 2021, Belarusian authorities forced Ukrainian human rights defender Volodymyr Yavorskyy to leave the country within 48 hours warned him to not return within ten years. His case is another example of the unprecedented attack on Belarusian civil society. Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv (EHRHC) and HRHF spoke to Yavorskyy, now living in Ukraine, about his interrogation, the threats made against his family, and his expulsion.
HRHF urges Ukrainian government to protect Ukrainian HRD expelled from Belarus
Human Rights House Foundation and Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv urge the Ukrainian authorities to take action to protect the rights of Volodymyr Yavorskyy, a Ukrainian human rights defender forced to flee from Belarus.
HRHF Annual Report 2020
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19. In our annual report, discover how Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses adapted to meet these new challenges and continue our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.
PACE resolution on Belarus human rights situation adds to growing international condemnation and accountability efforts
The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) welcomes today’s resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calling for investigations into human rights violations in Belarus as well as the release of all political prisoners without delay and an end to the violence committed against human rights defenders.
Belarus: Living in an endless August
“Crimes against humanity are being committed in the centre of Europe right now, in the 21st century, all because Belarusians want free and fair elections.”
Open letter to UNGA members ahead of 2022 NGO committee elections
Human Rights House Foundation joins a group of international organisations calling on United Nations General Assembly member states to use upcoming NGO Committee elections to ensure civil society access and participation.