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25 November 2016 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

NHC signs on to the Civic Charter

FRA conference calls for a united front for security and human rights

EU officials are working to build trust and maintain respect in the face of terrorist threats. On November 14, EU representatives met in Vienna to discuss strategies for ensuring security and fundamental rights within the EU.

NHC strongly condemns the attack on Krassimir Kanev

Statement of the Civic Solidarity Platform Members on the Attack on the Chair of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Krassimir Kanev

Statement on the Case of Emir-Usein Kuku Prosecuted for Human Rights Activity in Crimea

The NHC, along with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), and the Human Rights Information Centre (HRIC) demand the immediate release of human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku, a member of the Crimean Human Rights Group.

NHC Concerned Over Deteriorating US-Russia Relations

United States-Russia relations have become increasingly strained in the midst of continuous disagreements over the handling of the Syrian conflict. Cooperation in Syria was an opportunity for the two to strengthen ties after clashing over the annexation of Crimea.

Civil Society Appeals to the International Association of Prosecutors to Uphold Human Rights

Over 50 civil society organizations, including the NHC, have called on the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) to take steps to ensure that its members act in accordance with international human rights standards.

NHC was present at the Association of Human Rights Institutes Conference (AHRI)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, set up by the UN and adopted by the international community, is a roadmap for the creation of prosperity for the people and protection of the planet.

Arbitrary Detentions and Forced Disappearances in Ukraine

The practice of enforced disappearances has become a tool in the ongoing violent conflict in eastern Ukraine. Even though it is considered a grave violation under the international law, it has been reportedly used by both sides of the conflict.

Orhan Kemal Cengiz: “We are anxiously awaiting, as we do not know what is going to happen.”

NHC talked to Orhan Kemal Cengiz, Turkish lawyer, journalist and human rights activist, to hear his personal story and his view on the recent events in Turkey.

Hope for the imminent demise of the notorious prison Guantanamo

Hope for the imminent demise of the notorious prison Guantanamo Can the Guantanamo prison finally be closed down? Now that Obama's final term is about to end, his election promise to close down the controversial detention center is more urgent than ever before.