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Kick-off Matra Rule of Law Training Programme

11 May 2017
On Wednesday the 10th of May, the new Matra Rule of Law Training Programme has commenced in The Hague, the Netherlands. This is the first in a series of seven trainings per year designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of rule of law within government organisations in Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine and the Western Balkans.
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Quirine Eijkman appointed Vice-Chairman of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

11 May 2017
The NHC is pleased to announce that one of its committee members, Ms Quirine Eijkman, has recently been appointed as one of the vice-chairmen of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights
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Extended Deadline for Matra Rule of Law Training Programme “Public Procurement”

8 May 2017
The NHC is now accepting applications for the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme “Public Procurement". The training, which will take place 21 – 30 June, 2017, is intended for civil servants with responsibilities for public procurement, either at the level of central government or local authorities. The new deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, 14 May.
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Interview with OSCE Special Representative Professor Peter Neumann on Anti-Radicalisation

4 May 2017
In a written interview with the Security and Human Rights Monitor, OSCE Special Representative Professor Peter Neumann discussed a few topics surrounding the fight against radicalisation.
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Free Azerbaijani Journalist Mehman Huseynov - Joint Statement

3 May 2017
As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated across the globe on May 3, we, the undersigned organizations, cannot forget the untenable price journalists pay for government criticism in Azerbaijan. The case of Mehman Huseynov is emblematic.
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Council of Europe Should Address Human Rights Violations by Judges and Prosecutors in Member States

26 April 2017
Human rights defenders suffer large-scale legal harassment, arbitrary indictments and convictions by judiciary and prosecution authorities in countries such as Azerbaijan and Russia. The Consultative Councils of Judges and Prosecutors of the Council of Europe should pay serious attention to this aspect of the work of these authorities, which is contrary to professional standards.
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NHC updates: office relocation and online changes

25 April 2017
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) is pleased to announce that the office is undergoing various changes regarding relocation, logo redesigns, and online renovations.
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Open Letter by Civil Society Organisations to PACE

21 April 2017
A call for launching external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of the Parliamentary Assembly code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan.
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The 2017 Dutch election results and the parties’ compliance to rule of law, human rights

18 April 2017
On March 15, 2017, the Netherlands held general elections to seat the House of Representatives. Trending issues of parties D66, VVD, and CDA have been examined by the commission “Rule of Law in Election Programs” of the Dutch Bar Association to assess how they conform to the rule of law and international law.
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NHC signs Common Appeal "The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive", a call for unity and solidarity.

13 April 2017
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has signed the Common Appeal, "The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive", penned by European Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions. This appeal marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome of 1957.
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