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02 April 2020 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Evgil Türker

NHC Contributes to UN Human Rights Committee’s Discussion on the Right to Peaceful Assembly

Recognizing the worrying global trend on the denial of the right to peaceful assembly, the Human Rights Committee has been working on its first comment on this right.

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.

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.

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.

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.