HRC41: Freedom of Expression in Crimea
In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC41) on 10 July 2019, HRHF focused on freedom expression in Crimea which has deteriorated since the beginning of the Russian occupation of the peninsula.
FSB raids homes and detains Crimean Tatars
Some 45 human rights organisations of the Civic Solidarity Platform warn of the Russian authorities’ crackdown on human rights activists and other individuals in occupied Crimea.
Oslo Event: Breakfast Briefing on Human Rights in Crimea
Join us at Human Rights House Oslo on 21 March 2019, five years after the Russian annexation of Crimea, for a briefing by human rights defenders on the human rights situation. This will draw on the findings of the recent mission to Crimea by representatives of three Human Rights Houses.
Euromaidan: Five Years of Impunity
“On the eve of elections, there is a temptation for Ukrainian authorities to say that the investigation into Euromaidan is finished… but they haven’t fulfilled one of the key requirements of Euromaidan – to stop impunity and bring rule of law to the country.”
In Exile for Defending Human Rights
“I remembered how we made the decision to leave the occupied territories of Crimea,” recalled Tetyana Bondarenko, an attendee of an exhibition featuring seven suitcases containing the belongings of human rights defenders forced to leave their homes.
Persecution of Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders in Occupied Crimea
We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are highly concerned at information published by the Russian media indicating that the Russian Ministry of Justice has called for Crimean human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to be expelled from the de-facto Crimean Central Bar Association before March 2019.
Crimea: Breaking the Wall of Silence
Three Human Rights Houses have undertaken a Mission aimed at breaking the wall of silence and documenting first-hand the human rights situation in Crimea.
Abusive use of extremism laws against Crimean human rights lawyer
Human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has sentenced to administrative detention in Crimea on charges related to extremism. Members of Human Rights Houses in Ukraine and international human rights organisations, including HRHF, condemn his detention and the persecution of lawyers in Crimea.
Ukraine: Suitcases of human rights defenders
Bringing to life the stories of human rights defenders forced to leave their homes, Human Rights Houses Crimea and Chernihiv will host exhibits and installations focused on the suitcases of displaced defenders.