April 26, 2018

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).

March 23, 2018

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.

February 2, 2018

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.

December 15, 2017

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.

November 1, 2017

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.

September 15, 2017

Stop government interference in activities of the Bar

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations.

September 5, 2017

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.

July 10, 2017

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.

June 23, 2017

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.