Croatia: Police pressuring human rights defenders and lawyers protecting refugees
Civil society organisations and lawyers express serious concern about pressure coming from the Croatian Ministry of Interior (MOI).
Threat to independence of lawyers in Armenia
Armenia has adopted new regulations that could serve as a punitive tool against independent attorneys of human rights advocates.
European Convention to Protect Lawyers
Calling for a European convention to protect lawyers, PACE has raised concerns that harassment, threats, and attacks against lawyers continue in many Council of Europe Member States.
Poland: Healthy democracies are open to dialogue
Despite two years of calls from key international mechanisms and experts, the Polish authorities continue to rebuff criticism and implement measures impeding human rights, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary.
UN expert: Rule of law under threat in Poland
“The reform undertaken by the Government, presented as a cure, appears to be worse than the disease affecting the Polish judiciary” declared the UN expert on the independence of the judiciary, concluding his visit to Poland last week.
Petition to the International Association of Prosecutors
In the run-up to the 22nd conference of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) in Beijing, global civil society urges the IAP to stand up for their professional standards and introduce a human rights policy.
Human Rights House Annual Report 2016
Discover how we, the Human Rights Houses and Human Rights House Foundation, protected, empowered, and supported human rights defenders and advanced human rights in 2016.
UN strengthens framework protecting lawyers
The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has passed an important resolution on the independence of lawyers, incorporating robust language against reprisals, and strengthening the implementation of guarantees and immunities.