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09 July 2020 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Defending Human Rights is not a Crime: Turkey’s ruling against Istanbul-10

NHC Condemns Exclusionary Statements on LGBTI+ Community in Turkey

In response to the exclusionary speech by the President of Religious Affairs in Turkey, the NHC condemns the hate speech against the LGBTI+ community and people with HIV in Turkey.

Improving the Use of OSCE Human Dimension Instruments

Civil society presents report on the possibilities of improving use of OSCE human dimension instruments at an OSCE meeting on effective multilateralism.

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.

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.

Distance Exhibition Takes Place 10-22 September 2018

'Distance', an exhibition of photos depicting former political prisoners from Azerbaijan and the relatives of those still detained, on display in Atrium The Hague, Spui 70.

PACE Should Appoint Rapporteur for Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan

Civil Society calls for the use of politically motivated imprisonment in Azerbaijan to be addressed through a PACE appointed Rapporteur.

Helsinki Civil Society Award 2018 Goes to Eren Keskin

Eren Keskin, a human rights lawyer and advocate of freedom of expression in Turkey, announced as the Laureate of the 2018 Helsinki Civil Society Award.

Free Azerbaijani Journalist Mehman Huseynov – Joint Statement

As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated across the globe on May 3, we, the undersigned organizations, cannot forget the untenable price journalists pay for government criticism in Azerbaijan.

Arbitrary Detentions and Forced Disappearances in Ukraine

The practice of enforced disappearances has become a tool in the ongoing violent conflict in eastern Ukraine. Even though it is considered a grave violation under the international law, it has been reportedly used by both sides of the conflict.