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19 September 2013 Building Up Rule of Law

Balkans Declaration signed in Zagreb!

“BALKANS ACT NOW!” publishes situation analysis of human trafficking

The project "BALKANS ACT (Against Crime of Trafficking) NOW!", of which the Netherlands Helsinki Committee is a partner, has published a detailed situation analysis of human trafficking in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Macedonia.

NHC: ‘Reintegration process of young detainees in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo needs to improve’

During their time in detention, juveniles in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo are hardly able to work towards their reintegration into society.

Judicial authorities in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina focus on victims of human trafficking

Judges, prosecutors and judicial academies in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina will be supported by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee to make sure the rights of victims of human trafficking are guaranteed during judicial procedures.

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.

NHC starts project ‘Enhancing professionalism in the Libyan Prison Service’.

In April 2013 the Netherlands Helsinki Committee has started with the implementation of the project 'Enhancing professionalism in the Libyan Prison Service'.

Start Anti Human Trafficking project in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia

In January 2013, The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has started with the implementation of the anti-trafficking project “Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia with Emphasis on Legal Support – A Human Rights-Based Approach”.

Statement on the verdict against Kazakh human rights defender Kuramshin

Human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin has been sentenced to 12 years in prison with confiscation of his property. He was found guilty of extortion.

NHC: The Netherlands should continue to promote rule of law across the whole of Europe

At the NHC 25th anniversary reception, Chairman Ian de Jong of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee called for the Netherlands to not look away from problems in the maintainance of the rule of law and human rights in wider Europe.

Cooperation Turkey and the Netherlands: A Basic Course Regulatory Impact Assessment

In September 2012 a group of officials from the Turkish Ministry of Justice explored Dutch solutions to reduce administrative burden in regulatory systems in a Basic Course Regulatory Impact Assessment in The Hague.