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19 May 2021

Call for Participation: Constituency and Influence for Reform

Who will Defend the Defenders in Turkey?

Join us for the launch of “A Defenceless Defence”, Thursday 20 May 2021 1400-1530 CET. This report provides an analysis of the situation of lawyers in Turkey.

Ukraine: Stop Defamation of Environmental Activist Roman Ratushnyy

The NHC and ZMINA are calling for the charges to be dropped and for Ratushnyy’s detention in house arrest to be rescinded in light of the lack of concrete evidence against the activist.

Report on Tackling Transborder Corruption Launched at Webinar with Members of the European Parliament

Anti-corruption fighters José Grinda and Bill Browder spoke at the launch of the report 'Tackling Russian Elite's Corruption: Mission Impossible?' Find out more.

Ukraine: Uphold Fair Trial Rights of Anti-Corruption Activist, Serhiy Sternenko

NHC and ZMINA call on the Ukrainian authorities to uphold the fair trail rights of anti-corruption activist Serhiy Stenenko.

Lessons from Human Rights Defenders: Shrinking the space of LGBTI+ rights activism in Poland and Turkey

Discussion on the increasing pressure and threats against the LGBTI+ community in Turkey and Poland and their intensification during COVID-19.

Lessons from Human Rights Defenders: City, Participation and Activism in Turkey and Brazil

A discussion on how democratic space, participation, and activism were affected in Brazil and Turkey by pandemic measures.

Lessons from Human Rights Defenders: Digital Rights at the Pendulum of Freedom and Oversight

A discussion of digital rights in Pakistan and Turkey with Nighat Dad from Pakistan and Turkish lawyer Kerem Altıparmak.

Lessons from Human Rights Defenders: Re-Opening Civic Spaces in Times of Covid-19

Discussing the concept of shrinking civic space and its relation to rising populism and authoritarianism in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tackling Russian elite’s corruption

Is it mission impossible? Find out more in this report by the Expert Group on Transborder Corruption, in cooperation with the NHC.