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28 October 2014

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum enhances contacts with EU institutions

Hungarian Government’s Harassment of NGOs Criticized at HDIM

In their interventions before this year's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, several speakers referred to the Hungarian government's steps towards limiting freedoms and the rule of law.

UN Committee supports concerns raised by Kyrgyz civil society

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) has published its Concluding Observations for the Kyrgyz Republic.

Ales Bialiatski is free!

The NHC congratulates Ales Bialiatski, his family members and all his friends and colleagues with his early release from prison on Saturday 21 June 2014. Ales Bialiatski is Chairperson of Human Rights Centre "Viasna" and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights.

Statement on OSCE Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee welcomes the Guidelines on the Protection for Human Rights Defenders, issued on 10 June 2014 by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE.

To Watch: An Interview With Andrei Sannikov & Irina Khalip

On March 25th, Belarusian political activist Andrei Sannikov and journalist Irina Khalip hosted a public discussion event on behalf of the NHC and Amnesty International. After the event, the couple sat down with NHC director Harry Hummel for a brief interview.

Recommendations on OSCE presented to government representatives

The OSCE should make combating torture a priority, said the OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference held by the Civic Solidarity Platform in Kiev from 2 to 4 December 2013.

Belarusian delegation to visit The Hague

On Friday, October 18, a delegation of representatives from the Belarusian “National Referendum” campaign will visit The Hague. As part of the visit the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) will host a public roundtable discussion.

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum calls for cooperation and solidarity in face of worsening conditions

On 5-7 October EU-Russia Civil Society Forum held its 4th General Assembly in The Hague (the Netherlands). More than 120 civil society actors from Russia and EU member states gathered at the Assembly, including both members of the Forum and organisations having an observer status.

NGO’s from EU states and Russia to meet in The Hague

From 5 till 7 October over 50 Russian Non-Governmental Organisations will visit The Hague to attend a Forum meeting with colleague organisations form the European Union. Important issues on the agenda are the mutual cooperation between these organisations and the relations between the Russian Federation and the EU.