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27 March 2020 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Corona Should Not Be Used to Restrict Human Rights: Clear End Date and Oversight Essential for Emergency Powers in Hungary

ANNOUNCEMENT: The NHC Temporary Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Corona Virus

Announcement on NHC procedures in response to COVID-19 corona virus.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Gönül Öztürkoğlu

Gönül Öztürkoğlu, a human rights defender and peace activist, shares her story on defending human rights in Turkey and the retributions she faced.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cihangir Öz

Cihangir Öz, a trans-activist, talks about their journey from protesting for workers rights as a teenager, to becoming an LGBTI rights defender in Turkey.

Defending Human Rights in Azerbaijan: Steadfast Determination in the Face of Repression

Rasul Jafarov and Gunay Ismayilova discuss defending human rights in Azerbaijan, including challenges, progress, and opportunities.

Thomas Carothers On Strengthening Civil Society: Is Current International Action Enough?

Democracy expert Thomas Carothers speaks to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) representatives about strengthening civil society.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Berrin Sönmez

From postmodern coup to rule under the AKP party, Berrin Sönmez, an Islamic feminist, talks about her experiences defending human rights.

Human rights and conflict – The Hague Conversation on Conflict

The role of human rights in conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding was the topic of discussion at the third lecture of The Hague Conversations on Conflict.

IN MEMORIAM: Nel Barendrecht and Til Gardeniers-Berendsen

The NHC remembers two former Committee Members, Nel Barendrecht and Til Gardeniers-Berendsen, with respect.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Nejat Taştan

Nejat Taştan, a human rights defender for over thirty years and one of the Istanbul 10, charged under Turkey's anti-terrorism legislation, explains what his work means to him.