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Report and handbook from ASTRA: anti-trafficking laws and policies in Serbia

5 December 2016
On December 2, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Anti Trafficking Action – Serbia (ASTRA) presents a report and handbook on human trafficking in Serbia.
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Magyar Helsinki Bizottság v. Hungary

29 November 2016
On November 8, 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human rights ruled that Hungary has violated the Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s (HHC) right to freedom of information and expression.
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Human Rights Defenders Bokayev and Ayan Sentenced to Five Years Prison

28 November 2016
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights denounce the hefty sentence to the human rights activists following a trial that did not live up to the internationally accepted standards of justice. The decision of the court in the case of Bokaev and Ayan signifies a dangerous trend towards criminalisation of the exercise of the right to peaceful assembly in Kazakhstan. The NHC and the HFHR demand immediate and unconditional release of the two activists.
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NHC signs on to the Civic Charter

25 November 2016
The NHC has officially signed on to the Civic Charter - The Global Framework for People's Participation.
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FRA conference calls for a united front for security and human rights

16 November 2016
EU officials are working to build trust and maintain respect in the face of terrorist threats. On November 14, EU representatives met in Vienna to discuss strategies for ensuring security and fundamental rights within the EU.
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Tentative optimism? Obama reassures world leaders Trump will observe commitment to NATO allies

15 November 2016
Days after the election that shook the nation and political leaders around the globe, Obama has announced that Donald Trump will stand by America’s commitment to sustaining NATO alliances. After having openly criticized NATO, Trump’s turnaround is an unexpected but positive step.
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Lawyers network meeting: improving access to justice for trafficked persons

15 November 2016
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) and the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings are organizing a meeting for lawyers and NGOs about the provision of legal assistance for human trafficking victims on 22 and 23 November 2016 in Strasbourg, France.
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NHC strongly condemns the attack on Krassimir Kanev

2 November 2016
Statement of the Civic Solidarity Platform Members on the Attack on the Chair of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Krassimir Kanev
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International Conference: 'Who determines the security (research) agenda?'

21 October 2016
Wondering who should take the lead in facing key contemporary challenges like terrorism, cyber-attacks and hybrid warfare, how different actors work together and what the challenges of collaboration are? Join the NHC in attending the International Conference 'Who determines the security (research) agenda?' organized by the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University.
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Human Rights Groups Call to Suspend Azerbaijan from Participation in EITI

21 October 2016
Letter by 18 civil society organisations to the Members of the Board of the Extractive Industries Transperancy Initiative on the Working Conditions of Civil Society in Azerbaijan.
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