Initiatives

On the need to ensure that the United States’ development interventions support the realization of human rights, safeguard human rights defenders and ensure meaningful public participation

Freedom House urges the Trump administration to call for an independent investigation of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and to issue sanctions on those responsible for his death.

Sarah Cook wrote a testimony on Countering China: Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Advanced Technologies and Innovation.

We are witnessing a pivotal moment in Ethiopia’s history.  If reform efforts continue on their current trajectory, Ethiopia could become one of the few victories for democratic governance at a time when many countries are moving in the wrong direction. Much remains to be done, and support from the international community will be needed.

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CIVICUS, Freedom House, and Front Line Defenders condemn yesterday’s conviction of four human rights defenders from the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and a National Election Committee (NEC) official, in what we see as a clear attack against their legitimate human rights work.

Freedom House is gravely concerned by an apparent systematic crackdown on the legal profession by a number of OSCE participating States. Since 2017, restrictive legislative changes and punitive measures targeting individual lawyers were especially egregious in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Crimea. 

As President Trump prepares to meet with Putin, Freedom House urges the president to demonstrate a strong defense of American interests and democratic values. 

We the undersigned are deeply disappointed with the Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the premier intergovernmental human rights body at the global level. This decision is counterproductive to American national security and foreign policy interests and will make it more difficult to advance human rights priorities and aid victims of abuse around the world.

Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House together released a joint letter urging Ukrainian officials to address the violent attacks perpetuated by hate groups in Ukraine. 

Nonprofit members and partners of InterAction urge the U.S. Congress to update the Foreign Agent Registration Act in regards to non-profits and their interactions with international partners. 

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