Russian civil society calls on EU to lead process to establish Special Rapporteur on Russia at HRC51
We, the undersigned human rights defenders and organisations from the Russian Federation, urge EU member states to lead a core group of states at the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council to establish a mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Russian Federation.
HRC50 summary: Pushing for action on crisis in Eastern Europe and advocating for stronger international human rights standards
At the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation continued its work calling on the Human Rights Council to take action on the human rights crisis in Eastern Europe characterised, in part, by the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, and the increasingly dire human rights situation in Belarus.
HRC50: Civil society presents key takeaways from Human Rights Council
HRHF and several organisations led by ISHR share reflections on the key outcomes of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues and situations. A shortened version was delivered at the Council.
HRC50: Council must renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus
On 28 June 2022, Human Rights House Foundation called on the Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus during the 50th session of the Council.
HRC50: States must protect media freedom in the digital age
ARTICLE 19 issued this statement on behalf of 12 NGOs, including Human Rights House Foundation, during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
CSOs urge transparent, merit-based, and consultative process to pick next UN High-Commissioner
Human Rights House Foundation joins over 60 international civil society organisations in an open letter calling on the UN Secretary-General to identify an outstanding candidate for the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights through a consultative process and to vigorously defend the independence of the Office of the High Commissioner, including through adequate resourcing.
PACE resolutions on Russia underscore need for further support to Russian civil society
Human Rights House Foundation welcomes the unanimous adoption of two important resolutions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) regarding the situation of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus. Both resolutions underscore the need for greater international attention to the domestic situation in Russia and the continued need of support for civil society.
UN Human Rights Council must react to the deteriorating human rights situation in Russia by establishing a Special Rapporteur on human rights in Russia at its next session
Human Rights House Foundation joins other international NGOs in calling on the EU to table a resolution at the upcoming 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council to mandate a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Russia.
Russian civil society calls on UN to establish Special Rapporteur to monitor and report on human rights in Russia
On 23 May 2022, a group of over 30 Russian civil society organisations and independent human rights defenders issued a public call to the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Russian Federation at the Council’s upcoming 50th session.