Burning Poet(s): Free expression and celebrating cultural ties between Armenia and Georgia
In June 2022, a series of events organised by PEN Armenia, PEN Georgia and PEN America, and entitled “Burning Poet(s)” was held in Armenia highlighting and celebrating the cultural ties between Armenia and Georgia, and bringing the literary communities of both countries together to highlight free expression and human rights in the South Caucasus.
HRC50 summary: Pushing for action on crisis in Eastern Europe and advocating for stronger international human rights standards
At the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation continued its work calling on the Human Rights Council to take action on the human rights crisis in Eastern Europe characterised, in part, by the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, and the increasingly dire human rights situation in Belarus.
EU leadership needed to establish Special Rapporteur on Russia at HRC51
In a joint letter, Human Rights House Foundation and several international civil society organisations call on the European Union to lead a process to establish a Special Rapporteur on Russia at the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Work with us: Human Rights Officer
Human Rights House Foundation seeks a Human Rights Officer with a specific focus on supporting HRHF’s work in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Position will be located in one of HRHF’s locations (Oslo, Geneva, Brussels or Tbilisi). 2-year position with opening for extension. Fluency in English required and in Russian desirable. Deadline 5 August 2022.
HRC50: Civil society presents key takeaways from Human Rights Council
HRHF and several organisations led by ISHR share reflections on the key outcomes of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues and situations. A shortened version was delivered at the Council.
Work with us: Protection Officer
Human Rights House Foundation seeks a Protection Officer to further HRHF’s objectives in the area of protection of human rights defenders and organisations. Position will be located in one of HRHF’s locations (Oslo, Geneva, Brussels or Tbilisi). 2-year position with opening for extension. Fluency in English and Russian is a must. Deadline 29 July 2022 (12:00 CEST).
HRC50: Human rights in Crimea
On 5 July 2022, at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) highlighted the human rights situation in Crimea in the context of the Russian occupation and aggression against Ukraine. HRHF called on the Council to continue to express solidarity with Crimeans, to address opportunities to provide support to victims of political reprisals in Crimea and to provide assistance to investigations into serious human rights violations and international crimes occurring in Crimea as well as the rest of Ukraine.
HRC50: Statement on disinformation
On 28 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation urged states to ensure that responses to the spread of disinformation comply with international human rights law, to refrain from conducting or sponsoring disinformation campaigns, and to seek to strengthen the resilience of societies against the negative impact of disinformation. This statement was delivered at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
HRC50: Council must renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus
On 28 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation called on the Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus during the 50th session of the Council.