The IHF was 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 IHF's General Secretariat, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives will continue to maintain the Federation's website until the end of 2017. The historic documents of the Federation covering the period from 1982 to 2007 are already accessible for the public.