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10 December 2018 Strengthening Civil Society

Pepijn Gerrits, NHC Executive Director, on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary

NGO Letter of Support for a Targeted, Global EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime

NGOs from around the world issue a letter to European foreign ministries in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime.

Russia’s Departure from the Council of Europe Should Be Avoided

Human rights defenders from Russia are calling on the Council of Europe to fix deteriorating relations with the Russia in a memorandum.

‘My Human Rights Hero’: An exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The 'My Human Rights Hero' Exhibition opens on 20 November 2018, it celebrates 70 years since the signing of the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights.

Viktoria Marinova, the Latest Victim of Escalating Violence Against Journalists in the EU

The murders of investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova, Daphe Caruana Galizia, and Ján Kuciak demonstrate the worrying trend escalating violence against journalists in the EU.

Three new appointees to the NHC Supervisory Board announced

The NHC has appointed three new Supervisory Board members: Ton van den Brandt, Anne Maljers and Eric Rijnders.

Interview with Human Rights Defender Murat Çelikkan, Winner of the 2018 International Hrant Dink Award

Murat Çelikkan, 2018 winner of the International Hrant Dink Award, discusses human rights and security, minority groups, and the role of the OSCE in Turkey.

Statement in Support of Azerbaijani Human Rights Lawyer Elchin Sadigov

A joint statement by the Civil Rights Defenders, International Partnership for Human Rights, and NHC in support of Azerbaijani Human Rights lawyer Elchin Sadigov.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Stories that Need to Be Heard

Stories of Turkish human rights defenders Onur Hamzaoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Reha Ruhavioğlu who continue their fight despite government pressure.

New Editor in Chief and Call for Articles for the Security and Human Rights Monitor

Arie Bloed has asked Christophe Paulussen to succeed him as Editor in Chief of the Security and Human Rights Monitor. The SHRM announces a Call for Articles.