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02 April 2020

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Evgil Türker

Corona Should Not Be Used to Restrict Human Rights: Clear End Date and Oversight Essential for Emergency Powers in Hungary

Civil society organisations around Europe raise alarms at the recent actions of the Hungarian government, calling for clear limitations of the state of emergency powers.

NHC Contributes to UN Human Rights Committee’s Discussion on the Right to Peaceful Assembly

Recognizing the worrying global trend on the denial of the right to peaceful assembly, the Human Rights Committee has been working on its first comment on this right.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The NHC Temporary Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Corona Virus

Announcement on NHC procedures in response to COVID-19 corona virus.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Gönül Öztürkoğlu

Gönül Öztürkoğlu, a human rights defender and peace activist, shares her story on defending human rights in Turkey and the retributions she faced.

Russia’s Continuation in the Council of Europe: Challenges and Chances for Human Rights

Government and civil society representatives discuss the opportunities and risks of Russia's continued membership in the Council of Europe.

The Magnitsky Act Comes to the EU: A Human Rights Sanctions Regime Proposed by the Netherlands

The EU has taken a significant step in combatting human rights violations worldwide by agreeing to take the first steps in a “Global Magnitsky Act.”

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Anjelik Kelavgil

Anjelik Kelavgil, a trans-activist, talks about their journey from protesting for workers rights as a teenager, to becoming an LGBTI rights defender in Turkey.

Defending Human Rights in Azerbaijan: Steadfast Determination in the Face of Repression

Rasul Jafarov and Gunay Ismayilova discuss defending human rights in Azerbaijan, including challenges, progress, and opportunities.

Thomas Carothers On Strengthening Civil Society: Is Current International Action Enough?

Democracy expert Thomas Carothers speaks to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) representatives about strengthening civil society.