Joint NGO Letter to the European Parliament on Decision to Shrink “Urgency” Resolutions on Human Rights
On 30 January 2023, members of the Human Rights and Democracy Network issued a joint letter urging the European Parliament to reconsider the recent decision to enforce a strict 5oo-word limit for all urgency resolutions.
Joint NGO Letter to the European Parliament on Proposals to Halt Human Rights Activities
On 20 December 2022, The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) issued a joint letter to the European Parliament raising concerns over recent debates and proposals to freeze all activities of the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI) and to stop all urgency resolutions. HRDN members including HRHF urge that Parliament instead recommits to and doubles down on its efforts to speak up louder and stronger in the face of abuses, including those committed by any government who might have tried to exert undue influence on Parliament activities.
Calling for action on human rights situation in Eastern Europe – HRC51 overview
At the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) continued its work alongside the network of Human Rights Houses & other civil society partners in calling on the Council to address human rights challenges and support human rights defenders across Eastern Europe and beyond.
Crimea & the renewed Russian invasion of Ukraine: New Human Rights Challenges – Crimea Platform Side Event
On 24 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation co-organised a side event ahead of the start of the First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform. The event focused on the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Crimea following the launch of renewed Russian aggression against Ukraine in February 2022.
UNGA77: Joint statement on reprisals
On 10 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation joined over 20 international civil society organisations in a joint statement calling on member states of the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee to show commitment to ensuring civil society participation at the UN without fear of intimidation and reprisals.
HRHF welcomes establishment of a Special Rapporteur on Russia but the Council’s work is not done
Human Rights House Foundation applauds the UN Human Rights Council for voting today to establish a Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Russia and thanks it for its work.
HRC51: Statement on human rights in Georgia
On 6 October 2022, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Georgia.
Statement on Freedom of Expression & Media Freedom – Warsaw Human Dimension Conference
On 30 September 2022, at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on the situation for independent journalists and media outlets in Azerbaijan.
HRC51: statement on reprisals
On 29 September 2022 at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted cases of reprisals against human rights defenders in Russia and Belarus, and asked the Assistant Secretary-General what more could be done by the Council to support defenders.