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06 December 2022

Open letter to EU governments regarding EU funds to Hungary

EU to freeze €7.5 billion in EU funds to Hungary over rule of law concerns 

The NHC welcomes the Commission's proposal to suspend €7.5 billion of EU funds from Hungary over rule of law concerns.

Summit for Democracy | Democracy Under Threat & Importance of Rule of Law

Democracy Manifesto: Our Call for Action | Recommendation for the Summit for Democracy

Conference | Democracy Under Threat

On 10 November 2022 Democracy Under Threat conference will take place in the Hague. We will discuss how to prevent further backsliding of democracy, improve democratic institutions and practices in the Netherlands and strengthen democracy abroad.

Conference on Judicial Communication and Journalists’ Safety

On 13 and 14 October the regional conference on Judicial Communication and Journalists’ Safety took place in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference was organised by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Free Press Unlimited and regional partners.

European judges sue Council for disregarding EU Court’s judgement in unblocking Poland’s recovery fund

Earlier this week, four key organisations of European judges filed a law suit with the CJEU against the EU Council over its decision to unblock Recovery funds for Poland.

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Attitude for Change”

The NHC is now accepting applications for the online Matra Rule of Law Training: “Attitude for Change”, to be held 14 November – 18 December 2022.

Call to the European Commission for an EU Civil Society Strategy

More than 300 CSOs from across Europe sent a letter calling for a EU Civil Society Strategy in the European Commission 2023 Work Programme.

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Human Rights and Minorities” and “Detention and Alternative Sanctions”

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis for two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes.

Systemic backsliding of the Rule of Law in Hungary: State Control

Find out how the systematic backsliding of the Rule of Law in Hungary has turned Hungary into a hybrid regime with unprecedented state control over academia, civil society and the media.