Bridging The Gulf Copyright (c) 2011, Bridging The Gulf nl Bridging The Gulf RSS-feed Bridging The Gulf RSS 144 30 Bridging The Gulf RSS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:56:12 +0100 To Watch: An Interview With Andrei Sannikov & Irina Khalip On March 25th, Belarusian political activist Andrei Sannikov and journalist Irina Khalip hosted a public discussion event on behalf of the NHC and Amnesty International. After the event, the couple sat down with NHC director Harry Hummel for a brief interview. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Joint NHC and CILC mission to Mali In February, Servaas Feiertag (CILC) and Jan de Vries (NHC) completed a second mission to Mali, in the context of the Studies of Criminal Justice in Mali and Development of Special Mechanisms to Support the Criminal Chain project. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Public discussion with Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikov and journalist Irina Khalip Amnesty International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee will jointly organize a public discussion with former Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikov and his wife, journalist Irina Khalip. This event will take place Tuesday, March 25, at the offices of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee in The Hague. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 NHC to enhance work in support of human rights defenders in post-Soviet countries The Netherlands Helsinki Committee, in partnership with its Polish sister organization the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, is starting a four-year project to support human rights defenders in a number of countries in the former Soviet Union. In many parts of the world, space for the defence of human rights is under threat. This does not only affect human rights NGOs, but a much broader group of persons and organisations working on environmental issues, against unjust government or business decisions and for equal rights for minorities. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 First Judgment Awarding Compensation for A Victim of Trafficking in Serbia Issued and Executed In February, the Court of Appeals in Novi Sad confirmed the judgment of the Novi Sad Basic Court in civil proceedings ordering four individuals sentenced for trafficking in human beings to jointly compensate the plaintiff, victim of human trafficking, to the amount of RSD 1,000,000 (approximately €8620) on account of non-material damages. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 New juvenile facilities planned in Albania After a recent visit to Albania, representatives of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency were happy to report on promising news. In recent talks, the General Director of Prisons Mr. Artur Zoto committed to creating an improved independent unit for juvenile detainees by April 1st 2014 in Shën Koll Prison (Lezha). Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Supporting the probation service and alternative sanctions in Montenegro Last week NHC conducted an inception mission to Montenegro for the start-up of the recently accorded project Support to the probation service and the system of alternative sanctions in Montenegro. The project is funded by the Matra CoPROL-Programme of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is implemented by NHC and our Dutch partner, the Centre for International Legal Cooperation (CILC). Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editorial Manager client Security and Human Rights now live The staff of Security and Human Rights is pleased to announce the launch of SHR’s very own Editorial Manager client. Editorial Manager is an online browser based manuscript submission and peer review system used by over 5000 journals worldwide. The use of Editorial Manager will streamline the communication between authors and editors, while offering authors the unique ability to track the progress of their manuscripts. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Alarm at Growing Violence in Ukraine The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, of which the Netherlands Helsinki Committee is a member, is calling on the Ukrainian government to repeal recent repressive legislation and end its brutal response to the massive protests in the country. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 A brighter future for juvenile detainees: Needs assessment Albanian, Kosovar and Macedonian prisons Between October and November 2013, representatives of the Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI, Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen) and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, visited a number of juvenile prisons as part of the project ‘Improvement of Prison Conditions for Reintegration of Juvenile Detainees in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo’. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100