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December 18, 2018

Crimea: Breaking the Wall of Silence

Three Human Rights Houses have undertaken a Mission aimed at breaking the wall of silence and documenting first-hand the human rights situation in Crimea.

December 7, 2018

Abusive use of extremism laws against Crimean human rights lawyer

Human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has sentenced to administrative detention in Crimea on charges related to extremism. Members of Human Rights Houses in Ukraine and international human rights organisations, including HRHF, condemn his detention and the persecution of lawyers in Crimea.

November 20, 2018

Rights of Defenders on agenda of Committee of Ministers

During a rare engagement between the Council of Europe’s decision-making body and civil society, human rights defenders and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights highlighted the need to support human rights defenders and raise awareness of their work in society.

September 20, 2018

HRHF statement on the adoption of Azerbaijan’s UPR

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement during the adoption of Azerbaijan’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC39). This statement enjoys the support of four Azerbaijan human rights organisations.

July 6, 2018

No Justice for Mehman Huseynov

Since anti-corruption blogger Mehman Huseynov was sentenced for defamation in March 2017, HRHF has been asking, “when will he find justice?”. With his appeals inside the country now exhausted, we see once again that little justice can be found for human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.

June 25, 2018

HRHF statement on the independence of judges and lawyers HRC38

Speaking during a dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on lawyers and judges, Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement to the Human Rights Council #HRC38.

June 12, 2018

Annual Report 2017/18

Time and again in 2017 we saw how resilient, creative, and adaptable human rights defenders can be in the face of repression.

May 25, 2018

ILIA lawyers at the Council of Europe

With a focus on the implementation of legal guarantees for human rights lawyers and on the drafting of a Convention on the Profession of the Lawyer, partners of the International Law in Advocacy (ILIA) programme participated in a study visit and expert consultation at the Council of Europe in January 2018.

May 10, 2018

Azerbaijan Bar Association Suspended Advocacy License to Afgan Mukhtarli’s Lawyer for One Year

Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and its member organizations respond to the decision of the Azerbaijan Bar Association [ABA] to suspend the license to practice law to Afgan Mukhtarli’s lawyer Nemat Karimli for one year and state that it is another clear violation of Afgan Mukhtarli’s rights alongside with the restriction of lawyer’s right to his professional activities.