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29 January 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

European Parliament Votes in Favour of the European Values Instrument

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.

Director Generals of Prison Administration from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia Meet in The Hague for Juvenile Detention Reform

NHC hosts a meeting of Prison Director Generals from Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia in The Hague to discuss Juvenile Detention Reform.

Debating Rule of Law in Hungary: Civil Society vs. Government Perspective

Márta Pardavi, Co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), and András Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands debate the rule of law.

NHC Event at The Hague International Open Day

Justice and Peace, NHC, and Human Security Collective hosts a public event during The Hague International Open Day. Attendees learned about the work of all three organizations.