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25 June 2019 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Building Trust: Making Human Rights a Reality for All Panel Discussion

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Füsun Üstel

Füsun Üstel a respected professor, now retired, is the first of the Academics for Peace to be imprisoned. Her crime: condemning human rights violations and calling for peace. Read her story here.

PACE Seeks to Strengthen Council of Europe and Prevent Russia’s Departure

During the PACE April session efforts continue to prevent Russia's departure from the Council of Europe, including proposals for more harmonised actions within the organisation.

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.

Solidarity with Academics for Peace: Call to Action

Call to action for Zübeyde Füsun Üstel and other Academics for Peace in Turkey who are under threat of conviction for signing a petition calling for peace.

NHC Receives €1 Million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to Support Human Rights

NHC receives €1 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for a human rights project to remind societies of the tremendous impact human rights have on the lives of individuals in Europe.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Meltem Aslan

Meltem Aslan of the Truth Justice Memory Centre in Istanbul is at risk of facing grave politically motivated charges, investigated in relation to the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

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.

Pepijn Gerrits, NHC Executive Director, on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary

Pepijn Gerrits reflects on the importance of civic space on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

NGO Letter of Support for a Targeted, Global EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime

NGOs from around the world issue a letter to European foreign ministries in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime.