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13 September 2016 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

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

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.

Azerbaijan: Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

Less than six weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum, the Azerbaijani authorities have unleashed a new wave of repression to silence critical voices.

Practical Guide for Relatives of Disappeared Persons and NGOs

NHC would like to bring your attention to Using Law Against Enforced Disappearances practical guide, aiming to enhance the capacities of victims of enforced disappearances.

Call for publications in the Security and Human Rights journal

The quarterly journal Security and Human Rights (SHR), inspired by the work and principles of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), is looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives.

Coup purges continue in Turkey

Amid the recent coup-related wave of purges in Turkey, at least 1,684 judges and prosecutors have been taken into custody to the regime, as they have been held in detention pending investigation.

Concerns over ongoing police brutality in Armenia

A number of human rights NGOs condemned the intensification of police violence in Armenia, associated with allegations of ill-treatment and torture inflicted upon Armenian peaceful protestors.

Turkey: Release and ongoing judicial harassment of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin.

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), publishes new information on the release and ongoing judicial harassment of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin.