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BAN Human Trafficking mobile application out now!

29 - 10 - 2014
BAN Human Trafficking mobile application out now!
As part of the project Balkans ACT Now!, anti-trafficking organisation ASTRA from Serbia, together with its partners organisations from the Balkans, NGOs in France and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, created a preventive and informative anti-trafficking mobile application to educate young people about the phenomenon of human trafficking and the risks of becoming a victim of human trafficking. The app aims in particular at young people in the Balkans, but also in Western Europe and hopes to help prevent more teenagers and young adults becoming victims of human trafficking now and in the future. It also aspires to create more awareness around the problem of human trafficking.

NHC and CILC Present Road Ahead for Probation Service Project in Montenegro

10 - 10 - 2014
NHC and CILC Present Road Ahead for Probation Service Project in Montenegro
On Wednesday 8 October, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and CILC presented the results so far of the project on probation and alternative sanctions they are jointly implementing in Montenegro. This was done at an event in Podgorica to mark the mid-term of the project.

Focus on Azerbaijan at OSCE Human Dimension Meeting

26 - 09 - 2014
Focus on Azerbaijan at OSCE Human Dimension Meeting
The increasing repression of independent and opposition voices in Azerbaijan was highlighted on several occasions during the first week of the 2014 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE. The NHC, together with the Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, held a side event with speakers from Azerbaijan explaining the severity of the crackdown on civil society. NHC Executive Director Harry Hummel spoke about the range of options available for international actors to stimulate changes in the repressive policies of the Azerbaijani government.

Hungarian Government's Harassment of NGOs Criticized at HDIM

25 - 09 - 2014
In their interventions before this year's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, several speakers referred to the Hungarian government's steps towards limiting freedoms and the rule of law (see e.g. the Opening Session's key note speech by Elisa Massimino, President of Human Rights First). A side event held by several Hungarian NGOs focused more extensively on a number of these problems.

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