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20 March 2019 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

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

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.

Applications Open for Trainings: “Decentralisation and Citizen Participation” &“Public Finance Management”

Applications are now open for Matra Rule of Law Trainings "Decentralisation and Citizen Participation" and "Public Finance Management" to be held 19–28 June 2019. Deadlines: 14 April and 21 April.

Bill on “Transparency of Civil Society Organisations” Should Be Immediately Withdrawn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on why the Dutch Transparency of Civil Society Organisations bill violates fundamental rights and should be immediately withdrawn.

Solidarity with Academics for Peace: Call to Action

Call to action for Zübeyde Füsun Üstel and other Academics for Peace in Turkey who are under threat of conviction for signing a petition calling for peace.

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.

Countering discrimination and protecting LGBTI rights in Albania: partners meet in Tirana

Albanian and Dutch partners in the project 'Countering discrimination and protecting LGBTI rights in Albania' met recently to discuss the evolution of the project and to establish a working plan. Find out more about what was raised here.

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.

Romania Welcomed at European Penitentiary Training Academies Meeting

The NHC's partners in the European Penitentiary Training Academies (EPTA) project met last week to welcome Romania to the project and discuss progress.