Public Relations and lobbying
Security & Human Rights
Every three months the NHC publishes Security & Human Rights, an English-language quarterly on the work and field of operations of the OSCE. The aim of the quarterly is to report on OSCE developments and to provide thorough background information. Subscribers to Security & Human Rights are individuals in the professional field, human rights NGOs, policy makers in the OSCE field, journalists, representatives of the academic world, as well as readers interested in security, co-operation and human rights in Europe.
Lobbying / Round-table discussions and conferences
The NHC undertakes a number of lobbying activities. Firstly, the NHC organises round-table discussions and conferences on important issues related to the OSCE and its work. For example the NHC organised round-table conferences on the Balkan Stability Pact; the agenda of the Netherlands OSCE Chairmanship; The OSCE and Russia; the Caucasus and the Netherlands OSCE Chairmanship; Human Rights and Terrorism; New Minorities in Europe; Elements of the Helsinki Process as inspiration for the Gulf Region; and The OSCE's future after 30 years. In 2003 the NHC organised an NGO Meeting in parallel to the OSCE Ministerial Council in Maastricht.
Secondly, the NHC supports local partners in their media and lobbying activities. This forms part of the general aim of the NHC to raise awareness on the importance of human rights. In practice this is realised through many of the projects, which the NHC undertakes.
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