Human rights situation from a Dutch perspective

28 September 2016
The report Bringing Human Rights Home: Contribution to the third Universal Periodic Review of the Netherlands has provided a perfect opportunity for Dutch NGOs to cast light on the human rights situation from a Dutch perspective.
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Civil Society Appeals to the International Association of Prosecutors to Uphold Human Rights

15 September 2016
Over 50 civil society organizations, including the NHC, have called on the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) to take steps to ensure that its members act in accordance with international human rights standards.
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Book on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech published

14 September 2016
NHC is excited to announce the publication of the book Criminal Law on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech in OSCE Participating States by human rights researcher Alexander Verkhovsky. The book is a comparative analysis of laws on hate crime and related matters in all 57 OSCE participating states.
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NHC was present at the Association of Human Rights Institutes Conference (AHRI)

13 September 2016
Recent events in Turkey, India, Egypt and other countries are emblematic examples of a reversal of academic freedom. Under this crackdown, professors and students are being suspended, detained or even mistreated on the pretext of security and counter-terrorism measures. Not only do those practices occasionally constitute grave human rights violations, but they also put democracy and freedom into peril.
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Arbitrary Detentions and Forced Disappearances in Ukraine

31 August 2016
The practice of enforced disappearances has become a tool in the ongoing violent conflict in eastern Ukraine. Even though it is considered a grave violation under the international law, it has been reportedly used by both sides of the conflict. Moreover, it adds to the litany of human rights abuses that have been unravelling since the war broke out in 2014.
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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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Azerbaijan: Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

18 August 2016
Less than six weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum, the Azerbaijani authorities have unleashed a new wave of repression to silence critical voices. As a member of the Sport for Rights coalition, NHC condemns this renewed crackdown, and call on the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate steps to improve the human rights situation in the country, starting with the release of political prisoners.
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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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