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NHC to participate at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

22 - 09 - 2014
As in previous years, the NHC participates in the annual OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, which is held in Warsaw from 22 September to 3 October. The NHC will be active twofold during this year’s meeting.

NHC Launches Essay Contest on Prevention of Torture

6 - 09 - 2014
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee launches an essay contest on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). The contest is open for students and recent graduates across Europe, who have a chance to win €1000 by submitting a 2000-4000 words essay by 15 December 2014. The prize winner will be announced at a conference on the prevention of torture and other forms of ill-treatment in Europe, which is being organized by the NHC in January 2015.

Shocking new arrests of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan

5 - 08 - 2014
Shocking new arrests of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee calls for a review of policies by European governments towards Azerbaijan after the shocking arrest last week of two prominent Azerbaijani human rights defenders, Leyla Yunus and Rasul Jafarov. Both are in pre-trial detention. The arrests mark a new low in official policies towards independent civil society voices, which have become gradually more repressive in recent years.

Promotion of Implementation of European Human Rights Court Verdicts in Georgia

22 - 07 - 2014
Promotion of Implementation of European Human Rights Court Verdicts in Georgia
Last week, NHC took part in several events in Tbilisi focusing on improving the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Georgia. The events, a conference and two training sessions, were organized by NHC partner NGO Unity of Judges of Georgia.

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