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21 June 2012 Strengthening Civil Society

NHC partner ASTRA launches new media campaign on labour exploitation

NGOs call for more OSCE efforts in realizing human dimension commitments

Independent civil society organizing for the defence of human rights is becoming increasingly difficult in many OSCE participating states. The OSCE should do more to promote freedom of association, to protect human rights defenders and to improve freedom of movement.

Civil Society Meets in Advance of OSCE Ministerial Council

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is co-organizer of the OSCE Civil Society Parallel Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 4 and 5 December. This event brings together representatives of civil society organizations from all across the OSCE region.

Mensenrechtenavond #2: Olympische spelen en Mensenrechten

Het Nederlands Helsinki Comité (NHC) organiseert op woensdag 19 oktober een debat over de Olympische Spelen en mensenrechten. Dit debat is de tweede bijeenkomst in een reeks 'Mensenrechtenavonden' die het NHC organiseert in het Humanity House om de discussie over mensenrechtenkwesties te bevorderen.

Contribution to OSCE Review Meeting: Civil Society under Pressure in Central Asian Countries

Twenty years after the Soviet Union dissolved and Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan gained independence, civil society activities remain seriously restricted in these countries.

New incidents of harassment reinforce concerns about safety of individuals viewed as linked to Turkmen exile NGO

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights condemn the hacking of the website of its partner organization Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights, as well as other recent incidents of harassment targeting the organization.

Netherlands Helsinki Committee supports arrested human rights defenders in Belarus

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is urging strong international pressure to immediately cease the repression unleashed on presidential candidates, on their supporters and on human rights defenders in Belarus.