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Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race

Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race
17 May 2016
The Formula One Group leadership should urge the Azerbaijani government to release unjustly imprisoned activists and journalists ahead of the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan, said the Sport for Rights coalition today.
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Montenegro: Seeing is Believing

Montenegro: Seeing is Believing
4 May 2016
A group of 12 Montenegrin legal experts visited the Netherlands aiming to get an insight into the use of alternative sanctions in the Dutch criminal justice system and the organisation of probation work.
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Azerbaijan: Independent Media Under Unprecedented Attack

Azerbaijan: Independent Media Under Unprecedented Attack
3 May 2016
On World Press Freedom Day 2016 we call the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate and concrete steps to cease the persecution of the independent media, starting with the unconditional release of Khadija Ismayilova and Azerbaijan's other political prisoners.
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NHC and Minister of Justice of Ukraine Discuss Access to Crimea for Human Rights Defenders and Rule of Law Needs

NHC and Minister of Justice of Ukraine Discuss Access to Crimea for Human Rights Defenders and Rule of Law Needs
23 March 2016
On March 21, the NHC welcomed a high-level Ukrainian delegation, led by the Minister of Justice Mr. Pavlo Petrenko. The meeting was organized to discuss ways of boosting Dutch-Ukrainian cooperation in human rights protection and strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine.
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Joint statement: Relief over the release of 15 political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Joint statement: Relief over the release of 15 political prisoners in Azerbaijan
21 March 2016
The undersigned members of the Sport for Rights coalition express our relief over the release of 15 political prisoners in Azerbaijan.
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OSCE should live up to commitments on refugees and migrants

OSCE should live up to commitments on refugees and migrants
8 March 2016
An expert workshop on migration called for increased efforts by the OSCE participating states to implement their commitments and ensure the protection of refugees as set out in the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.
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NGOs call for the inclusion of Human Rights in the new EU Global Strategy

NGOs call for the inclusion of Human Rights in the new EU Global Strategy
7 March 2016
NGOs call the Dutch Foreign Affairs Committee to consider that a new and ambitious European foreign policy must be based on defending the universality of human rights and international law and the preservation of human dignity.
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Prison and probation staff at a common Risk Assessment Training

Prison and probation staff at a common Risk Assessment Training
29 February 2016
Evaluation of risk must be the foundation of all types of reintegration activities. This was the basic idea at the Risk Assessment training held in Montenegro where probation and prison staff worked together on the use of a common tool kit.
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Judges and probation officers share experiences on implementing community service sentences

Judges and probation officers share experiences on implementing community service sentences
22 February 2016
Judges from first instance courts and probation officers came together in a fruitful workshop on February 15, marking the first activity of the year centered on supporting the probation service and the system of alternative sanctions in Montenegro.
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DCI European Conference: Children’s Rights Behind Bars

DCI European Conference: Children’s Rights Behind Bars
16 February 2016
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee was present at the successful European Conference on Human Rights of Children Deprived of Liberty organized by the NGO Defence for Children-Belgium.
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