The IHF is a unique community of 46 human rights NGOs in the OSCE region, working together internationally to insist on compliance with human rights standards.


International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Forced to Close Down. IHF was forced to file for bankruptcy and consequently close down due to a massive fraud committed by its former financial manager.

More info: Statement of the IHF General Assembly on the Current Financial Crisis of the IHF and the Future of the Helsinki Movement.

As the official archive of the General Secretariat, OSA Archivum will continue to operate the Federation's website for an undetermined period of time, while its staff will make everything possible to transfer IHF's remaining documentation to Budapest and make it available for research in a timely manner. The historic documents of the Federation covering the period from the early 1980s to 2000 are already accessible for the public.