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10 December 2018 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

IN MEMORIAM: Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Passes Away at 91

Pepijn Gerrits, NHC Executive Director, on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary

Pepijn Gerrits reflects on the importance of civic space on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

NGO Letter of Support for a Targeted, Global EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime

NGOs from around the world issue a letter to European foreign ministries in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime.

2018 EU Fundamental Rights Colloquium: NHC on Challenges Facing European Civil Society

Ministers, Members of Parliament, civil society leaders, media representatives, academics and activists were at the event and focused in particular on the essential role of civil society in a well-functioning European democracy.

Matra Rule of Law Training: Expanded and Extended to Armenia

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme has been extended until 2020 and expanded to participants from Armenia.

Applications Now Open for Two Matra RoLT Trainings: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “Administration of Justice”

Applications now open for 2019 Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes: Integrity of Civil Servants & Administration of Justice, held March 2019.

Civil Society Leaders Detained in Turkey: Call to Action

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee calls for urgent international action to expedite release of the detained civil society representatives, and dropping of charges against Osman Kavala.

Director Generals of Prison Administration from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia Meet in The Hague for Juvenile Detention Reform

NHC hosts a meeting of Prison Director Generals from Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia in The Hague to discuss Juvenile Detention Reform.

Final Matra Rule of Law Training Programme of 2018 on Detention and Alternative Sanctions

In October 2018 the final Matra ROLT programme of the year took place. For the first time the topic of Detention and Alternative Sanctions was presented to participants.

Viktoria Marinova, the Latest Victim of Escalating Violence Against Journalists in the EU

The murders of investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova, Daphe Caruana Galizia, and Ján Kuciak demonstrate the worrying trend escalating violence against journalists in the EU.