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23 December 2019 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Russia’s Continuation in the Council of Europe: Challenges and Chances for Human Rights

The Magnitsky Act Comes to the EU: A Human Rights Sanctions Regime Proposed by the Netherlands

The EU has taken a significant step in combatting human rights violations worldwide by agreeing to take the first steps in a “Global Magnitsky Act.”

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cihangir Öz

Cihangir Öz, a trans-activist, talks about their journey from protesting for workers rights as a teenager, to becoming an LGBTI rights defender in Turkey.

Defending Human Rights in Azerbaijan: Steadfast Determination in the Face of Repression

Rasul Jafarov and Gunay Ismayilova discuss defending human rights in Azerbaijan, including challenges, progress, and opportunities.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Berrin Sönmez

From postmodern coup to rule under the AKP party, Berrin Sönmez, an Islamic feminist, talks about her experiences defending human rights.

End Liquidation Attempts against the All-Russia Movement “For Human Rights”: EU-Russia CSF Statement

Lawsuit against the All-Russia Movement For Human Rights. EU-Russia CSF regards the attempt to liquidate it as a threat to human rights activities in the country.

Global Conversation on Counter-Terrorism Impacts on Human Rights

Panellists from around the globe discuss the impacts of counter-terrorism measures on human rights at The Hague Internaitonal Open Day.

From Dictatorship to Democracy: Albania, Ukraine and Everywhere Else

The pathways between dicatorship and democracy were highlighted in this year's Night of the Dictator in The Hague. Human rights defenders from Ukraine and Albania shared their stories.

HDIM Starts with Civil Society Protest on Russian Elections

In Warsaw, civil society representatives stage a silent protest on the opening day of the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cavidan Soykan

Cavidan Soykan, a refugee rights defender and Academic for Peace, has been legally targeted for signing a petition opposing the violence of the Turkish military in its southeast region.