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24 July 2018 Strengthening Civil Society

NHC Receives Quality Management System Certification

Release Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov: EU-Russia CSF Statement

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov arrested on terrorism charges after protesting the annexation of Crimea. IGO's, INGO's, film and sport industry individuals have called for his release.

PACE Should Appoint Rapporteur for Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan

Civil Society calls for the use of politically motivated imprisonment in Azerbaijan to be addressed through a PACE appointed Rapporteur.

Oyub Titiev Should Be Immediately Released and All Charges against Him Dropped

Chechen authorities are seeking to frame Titiev and close down the extremely important work of Human Rights Center Memorial by threats and harassment.

Urgent Call for International Action to Prevent Lifelong Sentencing of Eren Keskin

Eren Keskin, a prominent human rights lawyer from Turkey, is at risk of a lengthy imprisonment in retaliation for many years of defending human rights and freedom of expression.

IN MEMORIAM: Former Chairman of the NHC Executive Board Tiddo Hofstee Passes Away

Tiddo Hofstee, former Chairman of the Executive Board and the Committee of the NHC, passed away in The Hague, last Sunday, 29 April 2018 at the age of 77.

Call to Suspend Azerbaijan’s Membership to International Association of Prosecutors

The NHC complaint to the IAP argues that the prosecution service of Azerbaijan engages in ‘dishonourable conduct’, in violation of the professional standards adopted by the IAP.

Human Rights Activists and Journalists Insist on the Prompt Release of Nariman Memedeminov, a Civil Journalist from Crimea

The NHC and 97 other human rights organisations and activitsts call on the Russian Federation to release Crimean civil journalist Nariman Memedeminov.

OSCE Secretary General Commends NHC at its 30th Anniversary

The NHC celebrated its 30th anniversary with a key-note speech by the OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger and the presentation of the 2018 Helsinki Civil Society Award.

Interview with Arie Bloed

As the NHC celebrates its 30th anniversary, Ian de Jong looks back with the NHC co-founder Arie Bloed on the past 30 years, the achievements of the NHC and the challenges it faced.