News 2015

 

Report: Russian "Black Money" in the EU

Report: Russian "Black Money" in the EU
18 December 2015
The Expert Group on Fighting Transborder Corruption of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum issued a new report with two new case studies on investments of Russian companies in the European Union: the Nord Stream project and the Transmashholding company. The case studies document a range of questionable practices of these companies and raise questions about the role of business and individual counterparts in the European Union.
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New publication: Practical Guide on the Committee on Enforced Disappearances

New publication: Practical Guide on the Committee on Enforced Disappearances
15 December 2015
Justice and Peace Netherlands and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) have published a practical guide for relatives of disappeared persons and NGOs: The Committee on Enforced Disappearances - Addendum to the Manual Using Law against Enforced Disappearances.
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NEW PUBLICATION

NEW PUBLICATION
10 December 2015
This report is part of the 3-year project "Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia with Emphasis on Legal Support – A Human Rights-Based Approach".
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Civic Solidarity Platform issues recommendations on OSCE Human Dimension

Civic Solidarity Platform issues recommendations on OSCE Human Dimension
3 December 2015
In order to deliver security in Europe, stronger emphasis on compliance with human dimension commitments is needed. This was the overriding message from the Parallel Civil Society Conference, held in Belgrade on 1 and 2 December 2015, ahead of the 2015 Ministerial Council meeting of the OSCE.
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Helsinki Civil Society Award launched

Helsinki Civil Society Award launched
24 November 2015
Arzu Abdullayeva from Azerbaijan and Andrey Yurov from Russia were the laureates of the first Helsinki Civil Society Award, presented on 19 November 2015 in The Hague.
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New publication: The Human Rights Alternative Reporting Cycle

New publication: The Human Rights Alternative Reporting Cycle
13 November 2015
The Human Rights Alternative Reporting Cycle is a step-by-step guide through the United Nations human rights reporting process for NGOs.
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Release publication 'Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Albania'

Release publication 'Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Albania'
3 November 2015
In October, during the expert meeting in Tirana, the Center for Legal Civic Initiatives (CLCI) and NHC were pleased to present to participating judges, prosecutors and the School of Magistrates the final version of the legal analysis of the current situation in regard to the rights of victims of trafficking in Albania.
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HDIM side event on legal protection of trafficked persons

HDIM side event on legal protection of trafficked persons
23 October 2015
The need to improve access of trafficked persons to legal counseling and aid was the theme of an NHC-organized side event at the 2015 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting. An adequate referral system which ensures that victims are informed about the relevant judicial proceedings and their rights from their very first contact with the authorities is missing in many countries.
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Commemoration of “disappearances” in Belarus

21 September 2015
On 16 September, four enforced disappearances which took place in Belarus in 1999 and 2000 were commemorated in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.
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NHC to take part in Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

NHC to take part in Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
14 September 2015
As in previous years, the NHC will be represented at the annual OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, to be held in Warsaw from 21 September to 2 October. The NHC is involved in the organization of three specific events during this year's meeting.
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