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October 1, 2020

HRC45: HRHF statement on reprisals

On 20 September 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on reprisals. In the statement, HRHF highlighted the use of the Foreign Agent law to undermine independent civil society, and the climate of fear that is maintained in Russia and the external territories it occupies through a variety of state-controlled tools including the misuse of anti-extremist and anti-terrorist legislation.

September 28, 2020

Hand in hand for survivors of gender-based violence

Three organisations working on women’s rights in different countries have connected to share experience and advocacy strategies for combatting gender-based violence.

August 26, 2020

Civil society organisations call on UN Human Rights Council to address human rights violations committed in Belarus

Several international and Belarusian civil society organisations including Human Rights House Foundation call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to convene a Special Session to address human rights violations committed in the lead-up, during and after the August 2020 Presidential elections in Belarus.

August 13, 2020

European Union and Member States must support human rights in Belarus

In advance of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 14 August, Human Rights House Foundation calls upon the EU to send a clear and strong message to the Belarusian authoritarian president, police, and his security forces that those responsible for grave human rights abuses will be held accountable.

July 17, 2020

HRC adopts new resolution on Belarus & backs renewal of Special Rapporteur mandate

Human Rights House Foundation welcomes the action of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) today in adopting an important new resolution on Belarus.

July 16, 2020

HRC44: Human rights situation in Belarus

On 10 July 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Belarus. HRHF called for the renewal the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and that the Council insists that Belarus takes immediate remedial action to address current human rights violations and concrete steps to ensure no further escalation around the August presidential election.

July 16, 2020

International NGOs urge support for Belarus UN mandate renewal

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) is among five international human rights organisations urging member and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council to support renewal of the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus, echoing the call of Belarusian civil society.

July 10, 2020

HRC44: Freedom of Assembly and Association

On 10 July 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on Freedom of Assembly and Association. The statement highlighted by authorities on peaceful protests and dissenting and opposition voices in Azerbaijan, and the violent suppression peaceful protests ahead of the Belarusian Presidential election in August.

July 10, 2020

HRC44: Freedom of Expression

On 10 July 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on Freedom of Expression, highlighting the increase in threats against journalists during the Covid-19 Crisis.