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14 October 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Nejat Taştan

NHC Hosts Side Event “Human Rights Communication 2.0” at OSCE HDIM

Civil society and international organisation representatives discuss means and methods for human rights defenders to communicate their work in order to increase their public support.

Global Conversation on Counter-Terrorism Impacts on Human Rights

Panellists from around the globe discuss the impacts of counter-terrorism measures on human rights at The Hague Internaitonal Open Day.

HDIM Starts with Civil Society Protest on Russian Elections

In Warsaw, civil society representatives stage a silent protest on the opening day of the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE.

European Leaders Must Match Rhetoric on Democracy with Action, Say Experts

Democracy support experts issue 5 recommendations on democracy leadership for the EU on Democracy Day.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cavidan Soykan

Cavidan Soykan, a refugee rights defender and Academic for Peace, has been legally targeted for signing a petition opposing the violence of the Turkish military in its southeast region.

What Can the Weimar Republic Teach Us About Democracy and the Importance of the Rule of Law?

It has been 100 years since the Weimar Republic. What can looking back at Germany's first attempt at democrcacy teach us about democracy today?

Why is Hungary Angry at Finland?: Debate over Rule of Law in Hungary

The rule of law is at center of a spat between Hungary and Finland, but what is happening with Hungary's rule of law? Hungarian civil society and government representatives debate this point.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Nadire Mater

Nadire Mater is a journalist who has been legally targeted for her solidarity to the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem. Solidarity for her and others who defend rights in Turkey must stay persistent.

Improving the Use of OSCE Human Dimension Instruments

Civil society presents report on the possibilities of improving use of OSCE human dimension instruments at an OSCE meeting on effective multilateralism.