March 21, 2023

HRC52: Statement on Ukraine & findings of Commission of Inquiry

On 21 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement on Ukraine a the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council calling for continued support for the Commission of Inquiry, the renewal of its mandate, and to ensure that it is fully resourced.

March 20, 2023

#HRC52 Ukraine: Accountability for war crimes and serious human rights violations

On 21 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation hosted “Ukraine: Accountability for war crimes & serious human rights violations”, a side event at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 15, 2023

HRC52: Human Rights Defenders in their own words

Human Rights House Foundation delivered the words of Human Rights Defenders from Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine in a statement to the UN Human Rights Council at its 52nd session on 15 March 2023. In the statement, HRHF noted that the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders presents an opportunity to celebrate the role and impact of HRDs.

March 13, 2023

HRC52: Anti-terrorism & anti-extremism laws continue to have a chilling effect on civil society

The use of Anti-terrorism and anti-extremism legislation as a pretext to attack those involved in human rights work in Belarus, Russia, as well as by Russian occupying authorities in Crimea was highlighted by Human Rights House Foundation in a statement at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on 13 March 2023.

March 7, 2023

Russia’s war in Ukraine – OSCE SHDM I

On 13 March 2023, Human Rights House Foundation will host “Russia’s war in Ukraine – Accountability for war crimes & serious human rights violations”, a pre-event ahead of the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting. The event is organised with the financial support of the European Union, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

March 6, 2023

House-to-House project fund 2023: Call for applications

HRHF is pleased to announce a call for applications to House-to-House Project Fund. This unique funding opportunity provides support for collaborative initiatives to advance human rights priorities in countries with Human Rights Houses. Application deadline is 29 March.

February 24, 2023

Statement on 9th anniversary of Crimean resistance to Russian occupation

Human Rights House Crimea, its members, and Human Rights House Foundation, jointly reiterate our calls for accountability for those responsible for the gross human rights violations which have taken place in temporarily occupied Crimea since 2014.

February 21, 2023

Support grassroots democracy in Ukraine

Ukrainians are fighting two battles – one against the brutal Russian invasion, and the other to defend the democratic progress the country has made since independence in 1991. Weapons are needed to win the first battle, and for the second, a victory depends on support for local democracy and civil society.

February 8, 2023

Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv: working for human rights amidst Russian military aggression

In the early weeks of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv (EHRHC) was damaged during an attack in the area by Russian forces. Attacks in the Chernihiv region left many injured and dead, and severe damage to the local community. Since then, and in partnership with other civil society actors, EHRHC has been working tirelessly to repair the House and to assist the healing process in the community as Russia’s military aggression continues.