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10 March 2014 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

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

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.

Education key in countering discrimination of LGBT persons

In a side event at the 2013 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee explored the role of education in the discrimination of LGBT persons.

NHC comments on Netherlands human rights policy

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee applauds the government statement that human rights are the cornerstone of the foreign policy of the Netherlands. For this statement to be made true, further integration of human rights in all aspects of foreign relations is needed.

Concern on legislative initiative in Kyrgyzstan to restrict NGO activity

The NHC joined an appeal by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform to parliament in Kyrgyzstan to reject a draft law that would restrict NGO activity.

NHC issues joint statement to CEDAW

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee, with the Public Foundation Nota Bene, Human Rights Center, and Child’s Rights Center, issued a joint statement to CEDAW regarding the rights to reproductive health in the Republic of Tajikistan.

Information and discussion event “Belarus: Human Rights and Economy”

"Belarus: Human Rights and Economy" will take place on September 12, 2013 in Amsterdam. The information and discussion event will address the human rights situation in Belarus and the economic sanctions and their effectiveness.

NHC appeals against the closure of the Voronezh Human Rights House

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has sent a letter to the governor of the Voronezh region (Russia) appealing against the imminent closure of the Voronezh Human Rights House.