The Open Dialogue Foundation Signs Letter Urging U.S. Congress to Reauthorise Global Magnitsky Act

The Open Dialogue Foundation Signs Letter Urging U.S. Congress to Reauthorise Global Magnitsky Act

23.03.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation and 57 other NGOs urge the U.S. Congress to address Russian crimes in Ukraine by supporting a robust reauthorisation of the Global Magnitsky Act of 2016. On 23 March 2022, a number of nongovernmental organisations wrote to leaders in the United States Congress urging a reauthorisation of the Global Magnitsky Human […]

Resolution on Interpol – we support the call for the implementation of reforms

Resolution on Interpol – we support the call for the implementation of reforms

16.11.2021

On 15 November 2021, 45 NGOs, including the Open Dialogue Foundation, and 19 civil activists adopted a resolution on the forthcoming session of the INTERPOL General Assembly, which will take place in the period from 23-25 November 2021. In the resolution, initiated by the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) and the organisation Arrested Lawyers […]

Online event: “Targeted Sanctions as a Tool to Safeguard Human Rights. The EU Legal Framework and National Initiatives”

Online event: “Targeted Sanctions as a Tool to Safeguard Human Rights. The EU Legal Framework and National Initiatives”

20.07.2021

On 15 April 2021, ODF co-hosted an online conference on the new EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime and the effectiveness of personal (targeted) sanctions in safeguarding human rights. The event was co-organised in partnership with the Italian Federation for Human Rights, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Freedom Kazakhstan Foundation and the Global Committee for […]

“Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions” – an online discussion with HRDs & MEPs

“Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions” – an online discussion with HRDs & MEPs

12.07.2021

On 21 June 2021 the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), together with the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU), organized the online panel “Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions: China’s and other autocratic responses”. Hosted by ODF President Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the event gathered human rights defenders and an MEP affected by China’s countermeasures to discuss the reactions […]

The Open Dialogue Foundation welcomes the adoption of a European Parliament resolution on strengthening the EU sanctions regime

The Open Dialogue Foundation welcomes the adoption of a European Parliament resolution on strengthening the EU sanctions regime

12.07.2021

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law (GCRL) welcome the adoption in the European Parliament of a resolution on strengthening the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (GHRSR), following a debate during the plenary session of 6 July 2021. The resolution, […]

The Open Dialogue Foundation supports the strengthening of the European Union’s sanctions regime

The Open Dialogue Foundation supports the strengthening of the European Union’s sanctions regime

06.07.2021

The Open Dialogue Foundation, together with the Italian Federation for Human Rights and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law, has signed a letter addressed to Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in support of strengthening the European Union’s sanctions regime with more Magnitsky-style tools. Download letter The signatories have […]

Invitation to an online event — Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions: China’s and other autocratic responses

Invitation to an online event — Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions: China’s and other autocratic responses

18.06.2021

The Open Dialogue Foundation, the Italian Federation for Human Rights and Freedom Kazakhstan Foundation invite you to attend the online event “Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions: China’s and other autocratic responses”. On Monday, 21 June 2021, our distinguished guests will gather to discuss Russia’s and China’s countermeasures in response to the EU’s first designations under the new EU Global […]

Belarus – Plane “Hijacking”: FIDU, ODF and Supolka Call on EU Leaders to React Stiffly

Belarus – Plane “Hijacking”: FIDU, ODF and Supolka Call on EU Leaders to React Stiffly

24.05.2021

On Sunday, May 23th 2021, the Belarusian authorities forced a plane of the Ireland-based Ryanair which was traveling on the Athens-Vilnius route to divert its route and land in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, in order to arrest Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old journalist and exiled dissident who was on board. The plane was flying over Belarus […]

Invitation to an online event: “Targeted sanctions: a tool to safeguard human rights”

Invitation to an online event: “Targeted sanctions: a tool to safeguard human rights”

08.04.2021

The Open Dialogue Foundation, the Italian Federation for Human Rights,  the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Freedom Kazakhstan Foundation & the Global Committee for the Rule of Law invite you to attend the online event “TARGETED SANCTIONS: A TOOL TO SAFEGUARD HUMAN RIGHTS. THE EU FRAMEWORK AND NATIONAL INITIATIVES IN EUROPE AND OVERSEAS” Thursday, 15 April 2021, 14:00 […]

ODF and FIDU addresses the Italian Senate on the impact of COVID-19 on human rights

ODF and FIDU addresses the Italian Senate on the impact of COVID-19 on human rights

06.08.2020

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) and Federazione Italiana Diritti Umani (FIDU) are back on track after the lockdown with a real-life press conference “The Authoritarian Epidemic: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of COVID-19”. The conference was held on 29 July 2020, at Sala Caduti di Nassirya of the Italian Senate, in Rome, Italy.

The Authoritarian Epidemic: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of COVID-19

The Authoritarian Epidemic: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of COVID-19

21.07.2020

Upon the initiative of the Italian Senator Roberto Rampi
the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) and the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)
invite you to the press conference “The Authoritarian Epidemic: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of COVID-19”.

Observation Mission – Human Rights in Ukraine: Selected cases of persecution of civil society activists since 2014

Observation Mission – Human Rights in Ukraine: Selected cases of persecution of civil society activists since 2014

14.07.2020

This report includes, among else, direct observations made during a human rights monitoring mission to Ukraine in the period between 16–19 March 2019. The mission was held at the invitation of representatives of Ukrainian civil society. The mission visited Odessa and Kyiv, where a number of meetings were held with civil society activists, human rights activists, experts, relatives of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, political refugees, Ukrainian officials, and diplomats accredited in the country. In addition to the meetings, the mission participants monitored a peaceful protest in Odessa on 16 March, 2019 and attended a round table in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 18 March 2019.

“The Toll of COVID-19 on Human Rights” – a joint report by ODF and FIDU

“The Toll of COVID-19 on Human Rights” – a joint report by ODF and FIDU

26.06.2020

The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. As of 22 June 2020, the WHO had reported cases of COVID-19 in more than 216 countries and more than 8,844,171 people infected worldwide. The scale and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic clearly rises to the level […]

ODF co-hosts side-event at the 19th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna

ODF co-hosts side-event at the 19th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna

02.03.2020

On the 20th February 2020, on the occasion of the 19th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, together with the members of the Dutch Delegation, Farah Karimi and Boris Dittrich, we had the pleasure of hosting the side-event “New and Old Ways of Suppressing Dissent in the OSCE Area: Protecting Political Refugees from Legal and Technological Abuse”.

ODF travels to Rome to relaunch the draft bill for an Italian Magnitsky Law

ODF travels to Rome to relaunch the draft bill for an Italian Magnitsky Law

10.02.2020

On February 6-7, 2020, a delegation of the Open Dialogue Foundation went on a two-days mission to Rome with the aim to relaunch the draft bill for an Italian Magnitsky Law, following a series of events in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate on the matter