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19 December 2016 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

NGOs Urge the World Bank to Postpone Discussion on TANAP

Interview with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The Security and Human Rights Monitor interviewed Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who discussed a few of the topics that were addressed at the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting.

NHC Organises Anti-trafficking Workshop at IX Symposium for Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Judges, prosecutors, and civil society organizations participated in a two-day workshop about trafficking in human beings.

Azerbaijan – Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

The Sports for Rights coalition calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to cease the politically-motivated prosecution and torture of journalists.

NHC signs on to the Civic Charter

The NHC has officially signed on to the Civic Charter - The Global Framework for People's Participation.

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.