The current integrity system of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) encompasses a Code of Conduct for Employees of NHC, an integrity reporting point for external complaints, and a confidential advisor for internal complaints. All employees of the NHC are responsible for being aware of, and adhering to the Code of Conduct and for observing a high standard of integrity in all aspects of our work. The NHC shares the responsibility for a safe work environment for employees and safe cooperation with our partner organisations. The management of the NHC has an extra responsibility in this respect and will do all it can to prevent improper conduct. This system aims to prevent incidents in the first place, and to allow such incidents, when they occur to be reported as easily and safely as possible. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated, communicated in a transparent way, and dealt with accordingly.
For external complaints regarding integrity, a specific email address will be created. The responsible integrity officer will be the sole proprietor of this email address. This integrity reporting point will be uploaded onto the site in October 2019.