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21 June 2012 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

NHC joins Human Rights appeal to EU on Central Asia policy

NHC contributes to improved child protection in Kyrgyzstan

A NHC-implemented project on children’s and women’s access to social and economic in Central Asia has significantly contributed to Parliament of Kyrgyzstan approving the code on Children on May 31 this year.

Bijeenkomst: De situatie van MOE-landers in Nederland

Op 21 mei 2012 organiseert het Nederlands Helsinki Comité een bijeenkomst over de migratie van mensen uit Midden –en Oost –Europa (‘MOE -landers’).

Call on the EU to push for implementation of Kazakhstan’s human rights commitments

With negotiations on a new EU-Kazakhstan cooperation agreement about to enter a new phase, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights appeal to the EU to use this agreement as an opportunity to push for concrete democracy and human rights progress in the Central Asian country.

NHC welcomes release Kazakhstani human rights defender

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee welcomes the release of Kazakhstani human rights defender Yevgeni Zhovtis, on 17 February of this year. The authorities of Kazakhstan have decided to release Zhovtis, as a court decision from 1 February to amnesty him entered into force.

Russian human rights activist Gregory Shvedov has been awarded the 2012 Geuzenpenning

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee congratulates Russian human rights activist Gregory Shvedov on being awarded the 2012 Geuzenpenning Shvedov has been fighting for human rights in Russia and the former Soviet Republics for years.

NGOs call for more OSCE efforts in realizing human dimension commitments

Independent civil society organizing for the defence of human rights is becoming increasingly difficult in many OSCE participating states. The OSCE should do more to promote freedom of association, to protect human rights defenders and to improve freedom of movement.

Special issue Security and Human Rights: A Tribute to Max van der Stoel

A special issue of Security and Human Rights is published, honouring the life and work of Max van der Stoel, who passed away earlier this year.

Mensenrechtenavond #2: Olympische spelen en Mensenrechten

Het Nederlands Helsinki Comité (NHC) organiseert op woensdag 19 oktober een debat over de Olympische Spelen en mensenrechten. Dit debat is de tweede bijeenkomst in een reeks 'Mensenrechtenavonden' die het NHC organiseert in het Humanity House om de discussie over mensenrechtenkwesties te bevorderen.

Belarus demands continued attention from UN Human Rights Council

International human rights organizations, including the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, are calling on the UN Human Rights Council to continue addressing the situation in Belarus.