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28 February 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

NHC Receives €1 Million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to Support Human Rights

Dutch Parliament Explores Rule of Law Backsliding in Hungary and Poland

Representatives of academia, the judiciary, and civil society discussed the rule of law in Hungary and Poland with the Dutch Parliamentary Commission on European Affairs in The Hague.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Meltem Aslan

Meltem Aslan of the Truth Justice Memory Centre in Istanbul is at risk of facing grave politically motivated charges, investigated in relation to the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

European Parliament Votes in Favour of the European Values Instrument

The European Parliament recently voted in favour of the European Values Instrument. Find out why this is an important step in defending civic space and democracy in Europe.

My Human Rights Hero: students from the Royal Academy of Art present the ‘Gentle Opponent’

The My Human Rights Hero Exhibition has been expanded with a collection of work by students from the The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art.

Civil Society’s Role in Monitoring the Implementation of Human Rights Judgements Should Increase

The European Implementation Network's held its first General Assembly in December. The role of civil society in ECtHR judgements was discussed.

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

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, passed away in Moscow at the age of 91 on 8 December 2018

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.

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.