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03 August 2015 Building Up Rule of Law

Publication: Promoting a Victim Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Crowdfunding project to help juvenile detainees in Albania

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has started a crowdfunding project for juvenile prisoners in Lezhe, Albania. Currently, 16 juveniles live in horrendous conditions in the prison of Lezhe in Albania.

Stricter controls needed to avoid transborder corruption and excessive environmental damage in investment projects in Russia

Better safeguards are needed against international complicity in the use of opaque and improper procedures in realizing large scale extraction and industrial projects in Russia. These procedures, as well as the track record of Russian counterparts, give rise to suspicions of involvement in corruption from the side of international partners.

Expert meeting: “Victims of trafficking in human beings: interview techniques (including the interviewing of children)”

On 16 and 17 April experts on issues relating to human trafficking met in Ilidza, Sarajevo to discuss “Victims of trafficking in human beings: interview techniques (including interviewing of children)”.

Defending the rights of human trafficking victims in Slovakia: Report on the First Expert Meeting in Slovakia for lawyers

On 15 April, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and NGO Human Rights League (HRL) from Slovakia organized the first Expert Meeting for lawyers on human trafficking-related topics, in Bratislava.

Study visit in The Netherlands – Interview of two participants from CC Lipjan

From 28 April until 1 May, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI) organized a study visit in The Netherlands for sixteen representatives from the Correctional Centre (CC) Lipjan in Kosovo.

Kick-off series Expert Meetings for lawyers on providing legal aid to victims of human trafficking

On March 31st the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and it’s partner organization in Bulgaria, Animus Association Foundation, organized the first Expert Meeting on human trafficking-related topics for lawyers, in Sofia.

Conference on Prevention of Torture in Europe, 8 May in The Hague: Register Now!

Registration is now open for the Conference on the Prevention of Torture in Europe, which the NHC organizes on 8 May, at the premises of and with the cooperation of The Hague University for Applied Sciences.

Help Albanian juveniles!

Currently, 16 juveniles live in horrendous conditions in the prison of Lezhe, Albania. They need a separate building with access to education, so they can improve their prospects for a successful future.

An Albanian Study of the Gender Perspective in the Criminal Justice System

Like in many countries, women in conflict with the law in Albania are neglected as policies are drafted with only the male majority of offenders in mind, creating an urgent need for greater consideration of women's needs in criminal justice and penal policy.