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25 July 2012 Building Up Rule of Law

Concern over detention of board member of Bridging the Gulf

NHC supports statement by the Civic Solidarity Platform on the amendments to the Russian NGO Law

The Civic Solidarity Platform, of which the NHC is a member, has issued a statement on the recently approved amendments to the draft NGO Law in Russia.

Third Expert Meeting for lawyers “Health and Psychological Consequences of Human Trafficking”

A third expert meeting for lawyers titled “Health and Psychological Consequences of Human Trafficking” was held at Zira Hotel, Belgrade, on May 18, 2012.

Kazakhstan: Ensure accountability for attack, protect journalists

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and organizations from Belgium, Poland and Norway express their dismay at the brutal attack on Kazakhstani journalist Lukpan Akhmedyarov.

New case of harassment of independent Uzbek journalist

Brussels, The Hague 10 April 2012. International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) deplore the conviction of Uzbek journalist Elena Bondar on spurious charges of promoting national hatred as an attempt to intimidate and punish her for her independent journalism work.

Fundamental freedoms under serious threat in Central Asia

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union fundamental freedoms are still under serious threat in the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

OSCE civil society parallel conference – human rights crisis in Belarus

Almost a year has passed after the dramatic events of 19 December 2010 in the Republic of Belarus that gave rise to a new stage in the obliteration of fundamental rights and freedoms in this European country and OSCE member-state.

NGOs call for more OSCE efforts in realizing human dimension commitments

Independent civil society organizing for the defence of human rights is becoming increasingly difficult in many OSCE participating states. The OSCE should do more to promote freedom of association, to protect human rights defenders and to improve freedom of movement.

Anti-trafficking NGO ASTRA, Serbia: ‘The State Does Not Help Trafficking Victims’

For trafficked victims the hell does not end when they get out of the trafficking chain.