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20 November 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

Applications Now Open for Two Matra Rule of Law Trainings: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice”

Human rights and conflict – The Hague Conversation on Conflict

The role of human rights in conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding was the topic of discussion at the third lecture of The Hague Conversations on Conflict.

Bringing Together Penitentiary Academy Experts to Improve Prison Education Across Europe 

International experts began work on a report on Europe’s most effective practices related to penitentiary training on leadership, dynamic security and managing difficult inmates.

Probation in Ukraine Contributing to Safer Society

Experts and practitioners in probation from the Netherlands and Latvia met with Ukrainian counterparts in an effort to push forward the probation system in Ukraine.

End Liquidation Attempts against the All-Russia Movement “For Human Rights”: EU-Russia CSF Statement

Lawsuit against the All-Russia Movement For Human Rights. EU-Russia CSF regards the attempt to liquidate it as a threat to human rights activities in the country.

IN MEMORIAM: Nel Barendrecht and Til Gardeniers-Berendsen

The NHC remembers two former Committee Members, Nel Barendrecht and Til Gardeniers-Berendsen, with respect.

Risk of Losing Momentum in Rule of Law Reform for Albania and North Macedonia

Opening of negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia on EU accession has been postponed once again. What are the potential consequences of this for rule of law in the countries?

Struggle for Rule of Law in Poland Continues

Law and Justice won in last Sundya's parliamentary election, what does this mean for the Rule of Law and judicial independence in Poland?

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Nejat Taştan

Nejat Taştan, a human rights defender for over thirty years and one of the Istanbul 10, charged under Turkey's anti-terrorism legislation, explains what his work means to him.

Dutch Government Policies on Life Imprisonment Should Be in Line with CoE Standards, NGOs argue

NGOs argue Dutch government should do more to bring policies on life imprisonment in line with Council of Europe Standards.