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“States should respect and protect lawyers who promote and defend human rights defenders”

The report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Judges and Lawyers will be presented to the UN General Assembly today, 21 October 2016. The report gives clear recommendations on the actions States and bar associations should take to ensure the independence of lawyers. 21 Oct 2016 »

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Remembering Anna Politkovskaya 10 years after her murder

Prominent investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on 7 October 2006. 10 years after her killing, many human rights organisations mark the anniversary and remember her work, her character, and courage. 07 Oct 2016 »

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Polish women have gone on strike in protest of anti-abortion law

On Monday 3 October, in many Polish cities, women and men protested against a draft law that would introduce a complete ban on abortion. Protesters, dressed in black, have united under the slogan “Black protest” and the hashtag #czarnyprotest (meaning black protest). Our colleagues at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights(HFHR), based in Warsaw, reported on the situation. 03 Oct 2016 »

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Deteriorating human rights in “Russianised” Crimea needs international scrutiny

At the United Nations, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted the increasing “Russianisation” of Crimea, and the human rights violations as a consequence, and called on the international community to further scrutinise the human rights situation in Crimea. Furthermore, all parties in the on-going conflict in Eastern Ukraine must fulfil their obligations under international human rights law. 27 Sep 2016 »

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HRHF calls for civil society space during electoral processes

At the ongoing session of the United Nations highest human rights body, states and non-governmental organisations raised the shrinking space for civil society as an issue in need of the UN’s attention. Human Rights House Foundation drew particular attention to the situation in Azerbaijan, Belarus, and the Russian Federation. 22 Sep 2016 »

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