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15 November 2016 Building Up Rule of Law

Tentative optimism? Obama reassures world leaders Trump will observe commitment to NATO allies

Azerbaijan: Results of the Constitutional Referendum

With the recent economic struggle that has hit Azerbaijan caused by the decline in oil prices, the current government's grip on power has been threatened.

Book on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech published

NHC is excited to announce the publication of the book Criminal Law on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech in OSCE Participating States by human rights researcher Alexander Verkhovsky.

A project update – greenhouse business plan

Can gardening projects contribute to the rehabilitation of prison inmates? Pioneering work has been done by many horticultural rehabilitation projects around the world.

News from OSCE Kyrgyzstan

“Peace and Reconciliation through strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights” project, run by the UN in collaboration with OSCE, is gaining momentum as another training event for lawyers, prosecutors and judges was organized in Kyrgyzstan.

What is next for Bulgarian fight against terrorism?

As it has been observed by NHC, state of emergency appears to have become a common response to terrorist attacks. Both France and Germany are resorting to this extreme measure, with the former recently extending it for six months after the attack in Nice, and the latter declaring state of emergency after the shooting rampage in Munich.

Roundtable in Moldova on conditional release

A roundtable on conditional release and social reintegration of detainees was held in order to explore effective ways and tools for the inter-institutional cooperation between probation and penitentiary systems in Moldova.

Equipping juvenile offenders in Correctional Centre Lipjan

Through workshops staff members of Correctional Centre Lipjan get acquainted with the purpose, structure and the current implementation of the EQUIP programme.

First judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina to train colleagues in human trafficking issues

Nine judges and prosecutors were trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to become trainers in human trafficking issues within the project “Promoting a Victim Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

Interview with Prison Expert Edward Lucaci

Edward Lucaci is a Prison Expert of the project 'Support to the enforcement probation and rehabilitation system' in Moldova. What are his experiences in the field and what do his activities entail? Lucaci illuminates.