Orhan Kemal Cengiz: “We are anxiously awaiting, as we do not know what is going to happen.”

24 August 2016
NHC talked to Orhan Kemal Cengiz, Turkish lawyer, journalist and human rights activist, to hear his personal story and his view on the recent events in Turkey.
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Hope for the imminent demise of the notorious prison Guantanamo

23 August 2016
Hope for the imminent demise of the notorious prison Guantanamo Can the Guantanamo prison finally be closed down? Now that Obama's final term is about to end, his election promise to close down the controversial detention center is more urgent than ever before.
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Practical Guide for Relatives of Disappeared Persons and NGOs

17 August 2016
NHC would like to bring your attention to Using Law Against Enforced Disappearances practical guide, aiming to enhance the capacities of victims of enforced disappearances.
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Coup purges continue in Turkey

9 August 2016
Amid the recent coup-related wave of purges in Turkey, at least 1,684 judges and prosecutors have been taken into custody to the regime, as they have been held in detention pending investigation.
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News from OSCE Kyrgyzstan

4 August 2016
“Peace and Reconciliation through strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights” project, run by the UN in collaboration with OSCE, is gaining momentum as another training event for lawyers, prosecutors and judges was organized in Kyrgyzstan.
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What is next for Bulgarian fight against terrorism?

3 August 2016
As it has been observed by NHC, state of emergency appears to have become a common response to terrorist attacks. Both France and Germany are resorting to this extreme measure, with the former recently extending it for six months after the attack in Nice, and the latter declaring state of emergency after the shooting rampage in Munich. Bulgaria is also set to integrate a similar measure into its law books. A counter-terrorism bill, feared to curb civil liberties, has been passed during the first reading by the Bulgarian parliament on July 28.
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Concerns over ongoing police brutality in Armenia

2 August 2016
A number of human rights NGOs condemned the intensification of police violence in Armenia, associated with allegations of ill-treatment and torture inflicted upon Armenian peaceful protestors.
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Roundtable in Moldova on conditional release

28 July 2016
A roundtable on conditional release and social reintegration of detainees was held in order to explore effective ways and tools for the inter-institutional cooperation between probation and penitentiary systems in Moldova.
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Max van der Stoel Award 2016 goes to Cypriot NGO

26 July 2016
The Cyprus-based NGO Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) is the winner of the Max van der Stoel Award 2016.
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