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December 10, 2019

International Advocacy Officer, Brussels

Human Rights House Foundation seeks a new International Advocacy Officer to coordinate the organisation’s advocacy priorities at the European Union, Council of Europe and OSCE and provide targeted strategic advocacy support to local partners within a portfolio of priority countries.

October 11, 2019

Venezuela fails to meet criteria for HRC membership

In a joint statement, 54 international and Venezuelan organisations – including HRHF – raise concerns about Venezuela’s fitness to be a member of the UN Human Rights Council, calling on States at the UN General Assembly to safeguard the integrity of the Council.

October 10, 2019

HRHF Annual Report 2018/19

Discover how Human Rights House Foundation protected and advanced the rights of human rights defenders, strengthened independent civil society, and supported a strong, active network of Human Rights Houses.

September 26, 2019

HRHF raises concerns about arrests and prosecutions following June protests in Tbilisi, Georgia

Following up on excessive use of force against protestors in June in Tbilisi, Georgia, HRHF and Human Rights House Tbilisi raise concerns relating to the arrests and prosecutions following the protests, in a statement set to be delivered at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on 26 September 2019.

September 24, 2019

HRHF raises Crimea political prisoners at HRC42

HRHF and Human Rights House Crimea welcome recent releases of Crimea political prisoners, while urging action to ensure all political prisoners are released, and the people who have been released are rehabilitated and their rights restored. This statement is set to be delivered as part of regular dialogue on Ukraine (item 10) at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on 24 September 2019.

September 19, 2019

HRHF calls on UN HRC42 to pass strong resolution on reprisals

HRHF calls on Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass by consensus a strong resolution on reprisals, in a statement to be delivered on 19 September 2019 at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council, HRC42.

September 16, 2019

Much-needed reforms to Council of Europe reprisal mechanism

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has announced much-needed reforms to the human rights body’s “reprisal mechanism” – launched in May 2017 to ensure “human rights defenders… never face retribution for their principled stance.”

September 9, 2019

Human rights organisations urge support for UN resolution on reprisals

The resolution aims to strengthen responses by the UN and States to put an end to reprisals for cooperating with the UN in the field of human rights. Human rights organisations sent the following joint letter to members of the Human Rights Council on 9 September 2019 – the opening day of HRC42.

July 16, 2019

HRC41: Joint NGO end of session statement

Some 16 human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, issued a joint statement on 12 July 2019, responding to the outcomes of the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council.