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April 24, 2024

New and renewed mandates on Belarus and Ukraine adopted – Our work at HRC55

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) advocated alongside partners during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on human rights issues including calling for the renewal of key mechanisms and mandates.

March 25, 2024

HRC55: Azerbaijan must ensure that all citizens can enjoy fundamental rights and freedoms

On 25 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement highlighting the human rights situation in Azerbaijan during the country’s UPR adoption at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 21, 2024

A Human Rights Tour of the OSCE Region

On 18 March 2024, in Vienna, Human Rights House Foundation and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee co-hosted a civil society Human Dimension event where OSCE State delegations could hear directly from human rights defenders from seven countries, including representatives from several Human Rights Houses in the region.

March 20, 2024

HRC55: Council should establish an investigative mechanism on Belarus to build on work of OHCHR Examination

On 20 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council highlighting the Belarusian authorities’ ongoing crackdown against civil society and urging Council member states to support the establishment of an investigative mechanism aimed at accountability.

March 19, 2024

HRC55: The situation for Ukrainians abducted, forcibly displaced or imprisoned by Russia

On 19 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting the situation for Ukrainian civilians abducted, forcibly displaced, as well as imprisoned by Russia in the context of its ongoing full-scale invasion of Ukraine

March 5, 2024

HRC55: Media and Civil Society Under Pressure in Azerbaijan Ahead of COP29

On 15 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Media and Civil Society Under Pressure ahead of COP29 in Azerbaijan”, a civil society event on the sidelines of the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

February 6, 2024

300+ NGOs urge UN to ensure defenders can continue to participate online

Over 300 organisations including Human Rights House Foundation sent a joint letter to UN representatives calling on them to ensure live online modalities of participation for UN human rights bodies and mechanisms in light of concerns regarding access and participation of civil society in these spaces. Read the letter below.

November 28, 2023

Olha Skrypnyk on HRDs recommendations for the upcoming UN Resolution on Crimea

In December 2023, the UN General Assembly will vote for the eighth resolution on the situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Human Rights House Crimea (HRH Crimea) member organisations have submitted recommendations to the resolution. This year, their emphasis is on new trends emerging amid the full-scale Russian aggression. In this interview originally published by HRH Crimea, Olha Skrypnyk, head of the Crimean Human Rights Group and co-coordinator of the Expert Network of the Crimean Platform, gives insight into these proposals and highlights the significance of this resolution and international advocacy efforts.

November 9, 2023

Open letter: We refuse to let the Anti-SLAPP Directive be a missed opportunity

74 civil society organisations including Human Rights House Foundation have written to the European Commission, the European Parliament’s rapporteur, the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council and the Ministers of Justice of all EU Member States to reiterate their concerns regarding the trilogue process of the anti-SLAPP Directive. Members of the CASE coalition urge the European institutions to negotiate the strongest possible Anti-SLAPP Directive that effectively protects public watchdogs.