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24 November 2015 Strengthening Civil Society

Helsinki Civil Society Award launched

New publication: The Human Rights Alternative Reporting Cycle

The Human Rights Alternative Reporting Cycle is a step-by-step guide through the United Nations human rights reporting process for NGOs.

Human rights defenders’ solidarity match for Azerbaijan

As the first-ever European Games continue, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Justice and Peace and human rights defenders from all over the world gathered for a solidarity sports event in the Royal Noordeinde Palace Garden in The Hague on the 20th of June.

NHC calls for more people-to-people contacts with Russia

The NHC has called on the Dutch parliament to increase attention for people-to-people contacts in relations with Russia. The recently issued governmental policy paper on relations with Russia is scheduled for debate on 25 June.

Tajikistan: Findings of UN Committee should serve as a roadmap for change

The Tajikistani NGO coalition on promoting economic and social rights, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights call on the government of Tajikistan to cooperate with civil society.

Ella Poliakova to visit the NHC

On 24 March the NHC will host a visit by Ella Poliakova, head of the Russian NGO Soldiers’ Mothers of Saint-Petersburg.

Tajikistan discussed at Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: NGO perspective

The situation with regard to economic, social and cultural rights in Tajikistan has been discussed during the 54th session of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights on February 24th and 25th in Geneva.

Civil society strengthened by new EU anti-money laundering directive

One of the goals of the NHC is to enhance the capacity of civil society and strengthen its civil control over governments and institutions.

EU-Russia civil society contacts to be further strengthened

The potential of cooperation of independent civil society organisations across Europe needs to be exploited more fully.

Tajikistan: Drop draft legislation restricting NGO access to funding

Almost a hundred civil society groups called on the government of Tajikistan to drop new restrictive draft legislation on NGOs and to respect the right of NGOs to have unhindered access to funding for their work.