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17 February 2012 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

NHC welcomes release Kazakhstani human rights defender

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.