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Tajikistan discussed at Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: NGO perspective

25 - 02 - 2015
Tajikistan discussed at Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: NGO perspective
The situation with regard to economic, social and cultural rights in Tajikistan has been discussed during the 54th session of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights on February 24th and 25th in Geneva. The discussion was based on a report written by the State assessing their proper compliance with the norms in the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (link naar rapport: stuur ik in bijlage). In addition the Committee used information from international organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Appeal for release of environmental campaigner Yevgeni Vitishko

18 - 02 - 2015
The NHC joined an appeal questioning the imprisonment of environmental campaigner Yevgeni Vitishko, a member of the Russian NGO Environmental Watch North Caucasus. He has been imprisoned since February 2014, the month of the Sochi Olympics. His organization was active documenting and protesting the environmental effects of the Games.

Help Albanian juveniles!

13 - 02 - 2015
Help Albanian juveniles!
Currently, 16 juveniles live in horrendous conditions in the prison of Lezhe, Albania. They need a separate building with access to education, so they can improve their prospects for a successful future. The NHC wants to achieve this by refurbishing a current building. Your help, however, is needed for the realization of this project.

An Albanian Study of the Gender Perspective in the Criminal Justice System

9 - 02 - 2015
Like in many countries, women in conflict with the law in Albania are neglected as policies are drafted with only the male majority of offenders in mind, creating an urgent need for greater consideration of women's needs in criminal justice and penal policy. As part of her PhD thesis, Edlira Papavangjeli, Program Manager and Researcher at the Albanian Helsinki Committee, carried out research into the profile and needs of women prisoners in Albania. You can find a short summary of this thesis and the thesis itself (pdf version) below.

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