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15 September 2016 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

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

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.

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.

NHC to enhance work in support of human rights defenders in post-Soviet countries

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee, in partnership with its Polish sister organization the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, is starting a four-year project to support human rights defenders in a number of countries in the former Soviet Union.

NHC welcomes increased attention OSCE for protection human rights defenders

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE has decided to develop recommendations for the effective protection of human rights defenders.