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26 June 2014 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

UN Committee supports concerns raised by Kyrgyz civil society

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.

Promotion of Implementation of European Human Rights Court Verdicts in Georgia

Last week, NHC took part in several events in Tbilisi focusing on improving the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Georgia.

Civic Solidarity Platform Publishes Appeal to OSCE to Counter Enforced Disappearances

The Civic Solidarity Platform published the following appeal to the OSCE on the occasion of the International Week of the Disappeared.

Campaign for the release of Ales Bialiatski

-Human Rights activist Ales Bialiatski is Chairperson of Human Rights Centre "Viasna" and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights.

Public discussion with Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikov and journalist Irina Khalip

Amnesty International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee will jointly organize a public discussion with former Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikov and his wife, journalist Irina Khalip.

NHC to enhance work in support of human rights defenders in post-Soviet countries

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee, in partnership with its Polish sister organization the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, is starting a four-year project to support human rights defenders in a number of countries in the former Soviet Union.

Alarm at Growing Violence in Ukraine

The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, of which the Netherlands Helsinki Committee is a member, is calling on the Ukrainian government to repeal recent repressive legislation and end its brutal response to the massive protests in the country.

Threat of severe deterioration of human rights compliance in Ukraine

The Civil Society Parallel Conference, held in Kiev from 2 to 4 December by the Civic Solidarity Platform, issued an urgent call on the human dimension situation in Ukraine.

Call against the use of psychiatry for political aims

The NHC joined a call by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform against increasing usage of methods of punitive psychiatry in a number of post-Soviet states.