News

The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House mourns the passing of James S. Denton, who died this week in Washington, D.C.

The decision to withdrawn the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council is counterproductive for U.S. security and foreign policy and will make it more difficult to advance human rights and aid victims of abuse. 

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.

In response to the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border with Mexico and then placing them in detention, Freedom House issued a statement.

A Saudi-led military coalition detained two prominent Yemeni human rights defenders as they prepared to fly out of the country. 

In response to the Iranian government’s detention of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer, on June 13, 2018, and the judiciary’s earlier announcement that citizens facing security-related charges may be defended only by government-approved lawyers, Freedom House issued a statement.

 A rise in violent incidents initiated by radical groups targeting ethnic and religious minorities, feminists, LGBT people, and other communities should prompt an effective response by Ukraine's government.

Pages