Statement on Ill Democracies – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference
On 27 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the rise of Ill Democracies in the OSCE region and what effect it might have on the protection of human rights defenders.
Council of Europe member states must renew their commitment to “safeguarding and promoting genuine democracy
Human Rights House Foundation, alongside the undersigned human rights organisations, welcomes the resolution and recommendation on “Safeguarding and promoting genuine democracy in Europe”, passed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday.
HRHF Annual Report 2020
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19. In our annual report, discover how Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses adapted to meet these new challenges and continue our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.