Civil Society Appeals to the International Association of Prosecutors to Uphold Human Rights

15 September 2016
Over 50 civil society organizations, including the NHC, have called on the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) to take steps to ensure that its members act in accordance with international human rights standards.
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Book on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech published

14 September 2016
NHC is excited to announce the publication of the book Criminal Law on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech in OSCE Participating States by human rights researcher Alexander Verkhovsky. The book is a comparative analysis of laws on hate crime and related matters in all 57 OSCE participating states.
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NHC was present at the Association of Human Rights Institutes Conference (AHRI)

13 September 2016
Recent events in Turkey, India, Egypt and other countries are emblematic examples of a reversal of academic freedom. Under this crackdown, professors and students are being suspended, detained or even mistreated on the pretext of security and counter-terrorism measures. Not only do those practices occasionally constitute grave human rights violations, but they also put democracy and freedom into peril.
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Arbitrary Detentions and Forced Disappearances in Ukraine

31 August 2016
The practice of enforced disappearances has become a tool in the ongoing violent conflict in eastern Ukraine. Even though it is considered a grave violation under the international law, it has been reportedly used by both sides of the conflict. Moreover, it adds to the litany of human rights abuses that have been unravelling since the war broke out in 2014.
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