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25 September 2019 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Global Conversation on Counter-Terrorism Impacts on Human Rights

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.

Improving the Use of OSCE Human Dimension Instruments

Civil society presents report on the possibilities of improving use of OSCE human dimension instruments at an OSCE meeting on effective multilateralism.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Şeyhmus Gökalp

Şeyhmus Gökalp is a doctor targeted for opposing the violence of the Turkish army. Solidarity for him and others who defend rights in Turkey must stay persistent.

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

Twenty-six years ago today 1993 Vienna Declaration on a common plan for strengthening human rights was passed. What has happened in the last quarter century since Vienna?

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.