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04 December 2020

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

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.

Turkey: Stop judicial harassment of Civil Society in Southeast Turkey

Joint call on the authorities in Turkey to immediately release human rights defenders and other civil society representatives and drop all charges against them.

Joint Statement: European Peace Facility: Causing harm or bringing peace?

The NHC, together with 39 other CSOs, calls on EU Member States to reconsider adopting the European Peace Facility (EPF) funding in its current form.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Human Rights: Recommendations to the Dutch Foreign Affairs Committee

The NHC and 6 other NGOs formulated recommendations for the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament prior to their review of the 2021 budget.

Joint Statement Regarding Non-Implementation of ECHR Rulings Against Azerbaijan

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is concerned that Azerbaijan has failed to end politically-motivated prosecutions and imprisonment, despite ECHR rulings.

The NHC Notes the Outcome of Turkey’s Third Universal Periodic Review, Calls on the Government to Respect its Commitments

The outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey was formally adopted during the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

OSCE Moscow Mechanism Report on Belarus

On 5 November 2020, Wolfgang Benedek presented his 'Moscow Mechanism' report on the Belarus election and its aftermath to the OSCE.

International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

The NHC stands in solidarity with all those in Poland who have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women's fundamental human rights and access to health care.