Freedom House welcomes the re-registration of a prominent Ethiopian NGO, the Human Rights Council (HRCO), by the Charities and Societies Agency. This decision is an encouraging initial step in re-establishing civil society's essential role in the governance process.
Freedom House President David Kramer met with European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, to discuss policies for encouraging greater respect for human rights in Belarus, Ukraine, and Georgia.
Freedom House is saddened by the death of former Freedom House Trustee, John T. Joyce. John had a long and distinguished career as a labor movement leader and was highly regarded within the industry for his tireless efforts to secure the rights of workers everywhere to freely associate and organize in order to improve their lives and working conditions.