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10 December 2020

Human Rights Day 2020: NHC calls for unwavering support for Belarus

International Human Rights Day 2020: Lessons from a pandemic

Op-ed by Kirsten Meersschaert, Programme Manager Human Rights Defense, on International Human Rights Day 2020.

Online Event: Stories that Need to be Heard

Join us on 14 December for an online event with three HRDs from Turkey, celebrating the launch of the virtual exhibition for "Stories that Need to be Heard". Moderated by Pepijn Gerrits.

Constituency and Influence for Reform: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Effect Meaningful Change

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has launched a call for experts for the “Constituency and Influence for Reform" project.

Lessons from a pandemic: how we continued our work in 2020

Find out more about how our work has continued to focus on rule of law and safeguarding human rights during this pandemic.

Minister Blok Discusses Human Rights and Corruption with Human Rights Defenders

The Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, held a discussion with human rights defenders on corruption and its impact on human rights.

Joint statement: the only just outcome is the acquittal of the METU Pride human rights defenders

Read our full statement in support of the 19 students on trial for participating in a peaceful Pride march on the campus of Ankara’s METU University in May 2019.

Turkey: NHC concerned about Court upholding “Istanbul 10” decision

The NHC is deeply concerned by the chilling message the upholding of the Istanbul 10 decision sends to HRDs in Turkey, and to the human rights community in Turkey as a whole.

EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy Adopted

The NHC welcomes the adoption of the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020-2024.

Call for Effective Investigation into Tahir Elçi’s Death

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is concerned that the investigation into the death of human rights defender Tahir Elçi fails to respect fair trial rights.