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Human rights trends from Western Europe

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Adoption for the UPR report of Belarus

Under item 6 of the 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights House Foundation made a statement endorsed by a coalition of Belarusian human rights organizations. It was a clear call for Belarusian authorities to adhere to international human rights standards and cooperate with international human rights mechanisms. 24 Sep 2015 »

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Launch: Human Rights Lawyers at Risk

Warsaw, 23 September 2015 – Human Rights House Network has highlighted the growing intimidation and persecution of human rights lawyers, and made the case for strengthening the protection they receive, in its report Human Rights Lawyers at Risk: Making the Case for Protection of Legal Professionals in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. 23 Sep 2015 »

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International Democracy Day: We call for more space for civil society

Civil society has less and less space to breathe or even exist in many countries, let alone participate in public life. Authorities are using restrictions as a pretext to prosecute and imprison human rights defenders, criminalising the right to be a human rights defender, and the right to assemble and associate. 15 Sep 2015 »

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Copyright: Uladz Hrydzin

Way forward for human rights defenders

Criminalisation and repression of human rights defenders is not the right way forward for Europe. Watch the video of the panel debate here! 09 Sep 2015 »

Calls for Action

What made the Network unique in the beginning 20 years ago – local voices, independence, democratic principles, joint programs, and international reach – is the same today. 07 Sep 2015 »

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