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08 December 2020

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

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.

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.