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15 December 2015 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

New publication: Practical Guide on the Committee on Enforced Disappearances

NHC to take part in Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

As in previous years, the NHC will be represented at the annual OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, to be held in Warsaw from 21 September to 2 October. The NHC is involved in the organization of three specific events during this year's meeting.

NHC calls on the IOC to promote implementation of international human rights standards by Kazakhstan

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has joined the campaign by the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law and called on the International Olympic Committee to promote implementation of international human rights standards by the Kazakhstani Government.

Kyrgyz Parliament: Reject “Foreign Agents” Bill in Plenary

The following statement is issued by the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) - a network of human rights NGOs in Europe, North America and the former Soviet Union - to the members of Kyrgyzstan's parliament to reject the "foreign agents" bill that is under consideration in Parliament at this moment.

United Nations assesses economic, social and cultural rights in Kyrgyzstan

On 1st until 2nd of June, the current state of economic, social and cultural rights in Kyrgyzstan was discussed by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

CPT Anniversary Conference to be followed up in Council of Europe

The implementation of recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture can be substantially improved, said professor Anton van Kalmthout in The Hague on 8 May.

Azerbaijan’s top human rights lawyer convicted to 7,5 years in prison

Intigam Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s renowned human rights lawyer with an impeccable international reputation, has been convicted to 7.5 years in prison.

Outcry over 6,5 year sentence for Rasul Jafarov

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is shocked by yesterday’s 6,5 year prison sentence for Rasul Jafarov.

The NHC hosted a group of law students from Leiden University

On Thursday April 9th 2015 the Netherlands Helsinki Committee hosted a group of law students from the Leiden University’s LLM programme Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law.

EU: Use Brussels visit of Kyrgyzstan’s president to secure human rights commitments

EU leaders should prominently address human rights issues with Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev, who is in Brussels for meetings on 26-27 March, and insist that he use his powers to ensure compliance with the country's international human rights obligations.