The NHC is actively developing projects in the area covered by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), particularly in Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. The NHC also continues to seek activities on human rights issues in the European Union. Over the past ten years, there has been an ad hoc basis for several activities that took place in North Africa and West Asia, but without a structural build-up of expertise and networks.
The NHC works in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia on improving the position of trafficked persons as witnesses and victims.
The Eastern European region includes countries of the 'Eastern Neighbourhood' of the European Union, such as Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Moldova. In Moldova, the NHC supports the Moldovan criminal and civil justice systems. In other parts of Eastern Europe, the NHC strives to support the civil society and human rights defenders.
The NHC runs projects that relate to prison reform and human trafficking in Southeastern Europe. The projects in the region are located in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Turkey.
In Central Asia, the NHC supports human rights defenders to maintain and enhance the space for civil society, as well as enhance the capacity of local civil society to engage effectively in the national development processes.
Some projects, from time to time, take place in regions outside of the OSCE area, since 2010 this concerns Mali, Iraq and Libya.
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