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18 February 2014 Strengthening Civil Society

New juvenile facilities planned in Albania

Editorial Manager client Security and Human Rights now live

The staff of Security and Human Rights is pleased to announce the launch of SHR’s very own Editorial Manager client.

Recommendations on OSCE presented to government representatives

The OSCE should make combating torture a priority, said the OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference held by the Civic Solidarity Platform in Kiev from 2 to 4 December 2013.

Promoting the Rights of Trafficked Persons: Training of Social Workers in Eastern Europe

In October and November of this year three training sessions were organized for social workers who provide legal counselling to victims of human trafficking in Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria

Belarusian delegation to visit The Hague

On Friday, October 18, a delegation of representatives from the Belarusian “National Referendum” campaign will visit The Hague. As part of the visit the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) will host a public roundtable discussion.

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum calls for cooperation and solidarity in face of worsening conditions

On 5-7 October EU-Russia Civil Society Forum held its 4th General Assembly in The Hague (the Netherlands). More than 120 civil society actors from Russia and EU member states gathered at the Assembly, including both members of the Forum and organisations having an observer status.

NGO’s from EU states and Russia to meet in The Hague

From 5 till 7 October over 50 Russian Non-Governmental Organisations will visit The Hague to attend a Forum meeting with colleague organisations form the European Union. Important issues on the agenda are the mutual cooperation between these organisations and the relations between the Russian Federation and the EU.

4th General Assembly EU-Russia Civil Society Forum in The Hague

This year the NHC coordinates the annual General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, which will take place in The Hague on 5-7 October. The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is a platform aimed at promoting cooperation between civil society in Russia and the European Union.

Stop harassment of Russian NGOs

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is one of the Dutch non-governmental organizations signing a statement of solidarity with Russian NGOs subject to large-scale inspections, often of an intimidatory nature, by government agents.

MoU between human rights organizations in Central Asia

As a reaction to the deteriorating human rights situation in Central Asia a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between human rights NGOs from all five Central Asian countries.