Stop government interference in activities of the Bar
Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations.
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.
UN must follow EP’s lead on Azerbaijan
On 15 June, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a vital resolution on the enforced disappearance of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Georgia. HRHF welcomes this swift response, which occurred as HRHF delivered a statement at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) calling for action on the deteriorating situation in Azerbaijan.
ILIA Concluding Conference and the Growing ILIA Community
On 26–28 February, participants, alumni, and experts from Human Rights House Network’s International Law in Advocacy (ILIA) program met in Vilnius, at the Constitutional Court, to mark a successful conclusion to the third cycle of the program, and to welcome a new cohort of dedicated and enthusiastic human rights lawyers into the ILIA community.
Leyla Zana to challenge imprisonment verdict at European Court of Human Rights
Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP) is to assist Leyla Zana and three other imprisoned former Democracy Party (DEP) parliamentarians in taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), following the decision of Turkish courts today to confirm their fifteen year prison sentences. (22-APR-2004)