March 8, 2018

A Year for Human Rights Defenders

“At a time when human rights defenders are being attacked, harassed and stigmatised around the world… we should pay tribute to these thousands of men and women to whom we owe so much.”

February 22, 2018

Creative Outreach on Human Rights

Dmitri Makarov gives insight into how Human Rights House Voronezh is using innovative methods to reach out to wider society on human rights.

February 19, 2018

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.

December 15, 2017

When will he find justice?

Mehman Huseynov’s appeals for justice and freedom continue.

November 20, 2017

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.

October 30, 2017

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.

October 27, 2017

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.

October 23, 2017

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.

October 12, 2017

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).