Initiatives

Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon received the Louis Sohn Award of the United Nations Association.

The anniversary of Ismayilova’s arrest on December 5, 2014 highlights the absence of rule of law and freedom of expression in Azerbaijan.

Freedom House and 58 other prominent humanitarian NGOs urge the Senate to vote against the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act. 

Freedom House joins prominent NGOs in urging the United Nations and all member states to live up to their human rights commitments by supporting the draft resolution entitled ”Recognizing the role of human rights defenders and the need for their protection.“ 

The Specialized Criminal Court of Saudi Arabia has sentenced Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, along with 4 other activists, to death and has treated them all poorly. We ask Secretary Kerry to take action.

We, the undersigned civil society organizations are concerned that Vietnam’s draft Law on Belief and Religion [1] is inconsistent with the right to freedom of religion or belief.

Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa on Evaluating the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. 

To stand as a true ally of the Egyptian people, the United States needs to press the Egyptian government more effectively to promote inclusive political processes, uphold the rule of law, and respect the rights of Egyptians. 

Freedom House joins prominent NGOs in calling on the UN Security Council members to hold another formal session on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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