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31 March 2019

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Can Atalay and Yiğit Aksakoğlu

Looking to the future: NHC Strategy 2019-2022

NHC Strategy 2019-2022 will serve as the foundation from which the organisation will contribute to realising human rights for all.

The Right to Peaceful Assembly: NHC Contributes to Human Rights Committee Talks

Under various pretexts, authorities in many countries have criminalized the very right laid out in Article 21 of the ICCPR.

Bill on “Transparency of Civil Society Organisations” Should Be Immediately Withdrawn

Statement on why the Dutch Transparency of Civil Society Organisations bill violates fundamental rights and should be immediately withdrawn.

European Parliament Votes in Favour of the European Values Instrument

The European Parliament recently voted in favour of the European Values Instrument. Find out why this is an important step in defending civic space and democracy in Europe.

My Human Rights Hero: students from the Royal Academy of Art present the ‘Gentle Opponent’

The My Human Rights Hero Exhibition has been expanded with a collection of work by students from the The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art.

Civil Society’s Role in Monitoring the Implementation of Human Rights Judgements Should Increase

The European Implementation Network's held its first General Assembly in December. The role of civil society in ECtHR judgements was discussed.

IN MEMORIAM: Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Passes Away at 91

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, passed away in Moscow at the age of 91 on 8 December 2018

2018 EU Fundamental Rights Colloquium: NHC on Challenges Facing European Civil Society

Ministers, Members of Parliament, civil society leaders, media representatives, academics and activists were at the event and focused in particular on the essential role of civil society in a well-functioning European democracy.

Debating Rule of Law in Hungary: Civil Society vs. Government Perspective

Márta Pardavi, Co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), and András Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands debate the rule of law.