Finished projects

Navigate below to the list of all finished projects that ended after 1st January 2010. 

 

A Coordinated Civil Society Campaign for Fundamental Rights in Central Asia

10 August 2012
March 2011– March 2013: This project assists human rights activists in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, with a focus on freedom of expression, freedom of association and assembly and freedom of religion. The project involves skill-building, human rights monitoring, publication, advocacy and network-building.

Management Capacity Building in the Macedonian Prison Service

10 August 2012
November 2010 – September 2011: The NHC assisted the Macedonian Directorate for the Execution of Sanctions in their efforts to strengthen the middle management in prisons. Improving management is the first step for the Macedonian prison system to create better conditions for prisoners.

Study Visit to the Netherlands for Iraqi Prison Management

10 August 2012
July 2010- March 2011: The NHC organised a study visit to the Netherlands for nine Iraqi prison managers, so that they can implement relevant aspects of the Dutch model in the Iraqi prison system.

Rehabilitation of Drug Addicted Offenders in Romania

10 August 2012
April 2010- March 2012: The NHC and the Dutch Probation Service cooperated with Romanian prison and rehabilitation authorities to set up a system to reduce criminal activity of drug addicted offenders. The model was implemented as a pilot in Bucharest.

Harm Reduction in the Prison System in Turkey

10 August 2012
January 2010– June 2012: This project concerned itself with the development of harm reduction programmes and practices in prisons and laying a foundation for drug addiction treatment programmes in prisons in Turkey.

Promoting cooperation between the judiciary and the public in Croatia: the role of court and prosecutor's spokespersons

10 August 2012
December 2009 – November 2012: The NHC set up a program to train court spokespersons in Croatia, to improve the public’s perception of the Croatian judiciary.

Strengthening the National Penitentiary System in Line with the International and European Standards in Macedonia

10 August 2012
October 2009- December 2010: This project was set up together with the Custodial Institutions Agency (Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen) to improve practises of the Macedonian prison management and to establish cooperation between Dutch and Macedonian institutions.

Management of the Organisational Ethos and the Development of Human Resources within the Croatian Ministry of Justice - Prison Administration

10 August 2012
January 2009- December 2011: In this project, the NHC assisted the Croation Prison Administation with the implementation of a more modern and transparent management system and planning model.

Introduction of Correctional and Therapeutical Programmes for Work with Juvenile Offenders at the Reformatory in Boychinovtsi, Bulgaria

10 August 2012
January 2009 – June 2011: This project introduced a therepeutical program in the only closed institution for juvenile offenders in Bulgaria. The approach was designed to contribute to a lower recidivism rate by focussing on the antisocial aspect of the adolescents’ behaviour. It was supplemented by a drug prevention module.

Work and Education in the Prison System in Turkey

10 August 2012
January 2009 – June 2012: This project set up workshops for vocational training in three selected pilot prisons for women and juveniles in Turkey.

Support to Human Rights and Democracy Actions on Torture and other Forms of ill-treatment in Ukraine

10 August 2012
2009- 2011: This project dealt with the problem of torture in Ukrainian prisons. It was mostly directed by the Ukrainian partners, with the NHC contributing four relevant experts for training activities.

Institutions at Bay in Serbia

10 August 2012
August 2008 – January 2012: This project aimed to stimulate an informed public debate in Serbia on the heritage of the Milošević regime. Research was done on the role of the central actors of the period, and the results were disseminated in a book and made available in an online database.

Strengthening the Bulgarian Judges Association

10 August 2012
June 2008 - May 2011: This project had as its aim to professionalise the Bulgarian Judges Association and to strengthen its capacity to play in active role in judicial reform and bridge the gap of understanding between judges and citizens.

Treatment of Violent Offenders in Croatian Prisons and Penitentiaries

10 August 2012
January 2008- February 2010: This project was set up to help tackle the problem of violent behaviour in Croatian prisons. Prison staff was trained to increase their capacity for behavioural interventions.

Documenting the Past of Croatia: Establishment of a Digital Database on War Crimes

10 August 2012
October 2006 – September 2010: This project supported the professionalization of a digital war crimes database in Croatia, which makes information on war crimes and the prosecution and adjudication of these crimes accessible.

Strategic Human Rights Litigation in the Southern Caucasus

10 August 2012
January 2006 – December 2010: This project assisted human rights lawyers in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to use the European Court of Human Rights to improve the protection of human rights in their countries.

Capacity-building in Legislative Drafting: A Training Programme for Judges and Legal Professionals in Iraq

30 May 2013
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and Lexchange, commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, conducted a Worldbank funded seminar in Erbil, Kurdistan on 14-15 July 2012. The target audience were 12 judges from the Kurdish Shura Council. The Shura Council is the primary advisory body in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan.

Management support to European Organization of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris)

30 May 2013
The European Organization of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) was founded at the end of 2011. The organization’s mission is to enhance cooperation, networking, exchange of information and best practice among prison services across Europe for the effective promotion of ethical and rights based imprisonment, improved detention conditions, and increased mutual understanding of the different judicial systems.

Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Serbia with an Emphasis on Legal Support - a Human Rights Based Approach

10 August 2012
December 2009– November 2012: This project aims to contribute to the combat against human trafficking in Serbia. The focus lies on the availability of information and proper legal support for trafficked persons.

Participation of NGOs to the legislative process in the Parliament (Grand National Assembly of Turkey)

10 August 2012
March 2011- November 2012: In this project, the NHC supports the efforts of the Turkish parliament to increase the opportunities for NGOs to involve themselves in the political and legislative processes.

Strengthening the regulatory capacity of the General Directorate for Legislation of the Turkish Ministry of Justice

10 August 2012
March 2011- November 2012: The NHC organises two large study visits for Turkish legislation experts from the General Directorate of Legislation. The aim is to increase their capacity to successfully implement the EU’s acquis communautaire.

BALKANS ACT (Against Crime of Trafficking) NOW!

30 May 2013
The project is designed to address the problem of trafficking in human beings with emphasis on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) capacity building and monitoring the rights of the victims especially in judicial procedures. This entails building stronger ties between civil society, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders in Serbia and the Balkans’ region, alongside aligning the region’s best practices with those of the EU.

Enhancing professionalism in the Libyan Prison Service

25 April 2013
In April 2013 the Netherlands Helsinki Committee has started with the implementation of the project 'Enhancing professionalism in the Libyan Prison Service'. The aim of the project is to strengthen the penitentiary system in Libya and incorporate international human rights standards by sharing Netherlands experience and stimulating cooperation.

Countering discrimination of women and children and promoting their rights by changing social and economic policies in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

10 August 2012
July 2011– July 2014 This project contributes to a more equal enjoyment of social and economic rights by women and children in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The main focus is the empowerment of local civil society organisations representing those groups, so that they can monitor and influence the creation and implementation of social and economic policies.