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09 July 2020 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Defending Human Rights is not a Crime: Turkey’s ruling against Istanbul-10

Solving the Corona Crisis: Respect for Democracy is the Key

Op-Ed by NHC Executive Director and other democracy support organisations on why support and respect for democracy is key to solving the current corona crisis.

NHC and NJCM Submit Contribution to European Commission for Rule of Law Report

First Rule of Law Report on all 27 EU Member States is to be issued by the European Commission. Civil society, academia, and professionals were asked to contribute.

IN MEMORIAM: NHC Expert Advisor and Volunteer Adri Kemps

Remembering the life of Adri Kemps, long time NHC Expert Advisort and Volunteer.

NHC Condemns Exclusionary Statements on LGBTI+ Community in Turkey

In response to the exclusionary speech by the President of Religious Affairs in Turkey, the NHC condemns the hate speech against the LGBTI+ community and people with HIV in Turkey.

“With or Without (E)U”: Civil Society Calls on EU and Western Balkan Leaders to Take Concrete Steps for European Integration

During the 2020 Western Balkans Summit civil socitey provided their input regarding what needs to be done ob both sides to further European integration of the region.

Human Rights Defender Rasul Jafarov Acquitted of All Charges by Azerbaijan Supreme Court

Originally convicted in 2016 in relation to his work, human rights defender Rasul Jafarov was acquitted today. Find a timeline of NHC's coverage here.

NHC Contributes to the Annual EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Dialogue, March 2020

The NHC and HRC - Azerbaijan contributes to EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Dialogue in March 2020. The joint recommendations covered political prisoners and freedom of association.

Call to Release Pre-Trial Detainees in Turkey

Civil society organisations urge current orders for pre-trial in Turkey to be revoked, and judges should resort to alternative measures for judicial control when necessary.

Joint Statement: Democratic Principles in a Time of Crisis

Democracy support organisations around Europe, as part of the EPD network, issue a joint statement on democratic principles in a time of crisis.