Upholding human rights during and after the Covid-19 crisis
On 29 April 2020, representatives of several Human Rights Houses discussed the human rights challenges posed by the impact of Covid-19 with Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of association and assembly as he took part in an HRHF-organised online consultation. The consultation aimed to identify solutions to these challenges, and to ensure that human rights are upheld during and after the crisis.
New UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Appointed
Human Rights House Foundation welcomes the appointment of Mary Lawlor as the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders. The appointment was made during the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
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.
Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk
On International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute is to launch a Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk, developed in partnership with the Bar Human Rights Committee, Human Rights House Foundation, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada.
International Advocacy Officer, Brussels
The application period for this position is now closed.
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.
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.
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.
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.