Initiatives

Solicitan muy respetuosamente a la Organización que usted preside, la instauración de una Misión de Buenos Oficios en Venezuela, concertada a través de una mesa de diálogo en la cual se llame a presidir la misma al Premio Nobel de la Paz y Ex Presidente de Costa Rica Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez con el fin de conseguir la paz, evitar más derramamientos de sangre y lograr el restablecimiento de los derechos humanos de la ciudadanía venezolana.

 

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A coalition of 14 human rights NGOs and networks strongly condemns this week’s decision by an appeal court upholding a 30-month prison sentence for Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan.

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Ethiopia’s renewed push for admission to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) should be closely scrutinized due to the limited role Ethiopia has granted to civil society and a hostile legal environment that minimizes meaningful debate, Freedom House and Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation said.

Robert Herman delivered remarks at an event on Capitol Hill commemorating the third anniversary of the Pearl Revolution in Bahrain.

In the following letter, key members of Congress urge the Administration to take action to secure the release of journalists in Egypt, and call for an end to the crackdown on the media in the country.

In the following letter, Freedom House joins prominent rights organizations in expressing its concern at the Czech president's upcoming meeting with Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov, given the repressive nature of Uzbekistan's government.

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Cambodia's prime minister must release garment workers who were detained during demonstrations and ensure the right to peaceful assembly, association and expression, urges Freedom House and key human rights groups.

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Thousands of civil society activists are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it.  Use hashtag #stopAHB on social media to join the day of action.

Freedom House joined leading human rights and LGBT groups in calling on key corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics to speak out against discrimination, harassment and threats against LGBT people in Russia.

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The Egypt Working Group calls on the Administration to take a clear stance on democracy and human rights in Egypt, and to reconsider the resumption of financial aid to Egypt's government.

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