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20 March 2019 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

The Right to Peaceful Assembly: NHC Contributes to Human Rights Committee Talks

Call to Release Gönül Öztürkoğlu

Gönül Öztürkoğlu, the president of the Malatya branch of the Human Rights Association in Turkey has been held in pre-trial detention for over three months. NHC calls for her immediate release.

Bill on “Transparency of Civil Society Organisations” Should Be Immediately Withdrawn

Statement on why the Dutch Transparency of Civil Society Organisations bill violates fundamental rights and should be immediately withdrawn.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Raci Bilici

Raci Bilici, a human rights defender from Diyarbakir, is under investigation in Turkey. Bilici faces up to 15 years imprisonment for his legitimate human rights work.

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

NHC receives €1 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for a human rights project to remind societies of the tremendous impact human rights have on the lives of individuals in Europe.

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.