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"Improving access to justice for trafficked persons": Publication of the Report of the First Network Meeting for European ‘anti-trafficking lawyers’

21 March 2017
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is proud to launch the Report "Improving access to justice for trafficked persons" . The Report was written by human rights expert Ms. Marjan Wijers from the Netherlands. It presents the main conclusions from the meeting in Strasbourg, which are linked to specific points identified by the participants based on presentations, panel discussions, outcomes of the working groups and plenary discussions.
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Extended deadline: Application Procedure Open for Matra Rule of Law Training Programme

14 March 2017
The deadline for submitting applications for the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme "Integrity of civil servants", has been extended until Monday, March 27.
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Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Free Expression Accelerates With Conviction of Prominent Blogger

3 March 2017
The relentless campaign waged by the authorities against media workers, bloggers, political activists, civil society and others that are deemed to threaten the power of the ruling regime must stop immediately. We also call on the international community to exert political pressure and take all the necessary measures until Azerbaijan fully honours its human rights commitments.
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Report Issued on State of Civil Society in EU and Russia

1 March 2017
The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum recently published a report conceptualising civil society developments in Russia and the EU.
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Call for Publications for the Security and Human Rights Journal

22 February 2017
The quarterly journal Security and Human Rights (SHR) is currently seeking submissions.
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International Forum of Solidarity Holds Workshop “Trafficking in Human Beings – Development of the Module for e-Learning”

21 February 2017
On 8 February, experts of the Netherlands Judicial Academy presented their experiences and best practices of the Dutch judiciary in the development and application modules for distance learning (e-learning).
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OSCE Holds Conference "Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure: Strengthening Confidence Building in the OSCE"

15 February 2017
Today, officials will meet in Vienna for the conference “Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure: Strengthening Confidence Building in the OSCE”.
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EU Implementation of Anti-Corruption Treaties Insufficient, New Report Argues

3 February 2017
International law on fighting corruption is underutilized by European Union member states. It can and should play a more important role in tackling corruption involving both Russia and EU countries.
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Criminal Proceedings against Activists in Kazakhstan: Criminalization of Peaceful Protest and Absence of Fair Trial Standards

31 January 2017
On January 30, families of imprisoned activists from Kazakhstan Max Bokayev and Talgat Ayanov were informed that Mr. Bokayev and Mr. Ayanov are being transferred to the North of Kazakhstan, over 1500 km away from their home town. Earlier in January, their five-year prison sentence was upheld by the appellate court.
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NHC Co-Organises a Conference on "Strengthening the Rule of Law: Ideals and Interests"

27 January 2017
On Monday, January 30, a conference will be held on "Strengthening the Rule of Law: Ideals and Interests" in The Hague.
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