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February 3, 2020

Poland under PACE’s monitoring

Geneva & Warsaw, February 2, 2020: The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights – Warsaw (HFHR) and Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) look forward to the swift and effective implementation of the monitoring procedure launched by the PACE on 28 January 2020.

December 21, 2018

HRH Zagreb: Hate Crime in Focus

Working on several projects with national and international partners, Human Rights House Zagreb and its member organisations have carried out research, raised awareness, and offered practical guidance on the issues of hate crime and hate speech.

November 20, 2018

“Stopping more brutal affronts and violations” in Belarus

Reflecting on his six years as UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, as his tenure comes to an end, Miklós Haraszti recalls “fighting an uphill battle” in the mandate, but how ultimately it has ensured international scrutiny of the human rights situation and provided a bulwark against some of the worst violations.

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 31, 2018

Growing Nationalism and Hate Speech in Croatia

Human Rights House Zagreb, as a human rights watchdog organisation, participated in the consultative process of the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), during the preparation of its fifth country report on Croatia.

February 21, 2018

Poland’s President Duda signs Holocaust bill into law

Poland’s president has signed into law a controversial amendment to National Remembrance Institute Act. In HFHR’s view it may lead to an unreasonable interference with the freedom of expression.

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.

February 19, 2018

In solidarity with civil society in Hungary

More than 250 organisations, including HRHF, have issued a joint statement calling on the Hungarian parliament to reject proposed laws that would further restrict the ability of Hungarian civil society organisations to carry out their work.

January 18, 2018

EU must respond to ill democracy

The case study Resisting Ill Democracies in Europe continues to make an impact in capitals across Europe. Last week, the NGOs publishing it were in Brussels to raise the issue with MEPs and engage the EU in the discussion.