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22 December 2020

Stories That Need to be Heard: Virtual Exhibition Launch

The European Union and the Rule of Law: A new instrument

An analysis of the new rule of law instrument in the EU in this contribution by NHC Committee Member Jaap de Zwaan.

Human Rights Day 2020: NHC calls for unwavering support for Belarus

On this year’s Human Rights Day, the NHC asks for sustained attention from the international community for the situation in Belarus.

International Human Rights Day 2020: Lessons from a pandemic

Op-ed by Kirsten Meersschaert, Programme Manager Human Rights Defense, on International Human Rights Day 2020.

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Freedom of the Media”

The NHC is now accepting applications for the online Matra Rule of Law Training: Freedom of the Media”, to be held 1 March – 2 April 2021.

Online Event: Stories that Need to be Heard

Join us on 14 December for an online event with three HRDs from Turkey, celebrating the launch of the virtual exhibition for "Stories that Need to be Heard". Moderated by Pepijn Gerrits.

Constituency and Influence for Reform: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Effect Meaningful Change

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has launched a call for experts for the “Constituency and Influence for Reform" project.

Lessons from a pandemic: how we continued our work in 2020

Find out more about how our work has continued to focus on rule of law and safeguarding human rights during this pandemic.

Minister Blok Discusses Human Rights and Corruption with Human Rights Defenders

The Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, held a discussion with human rights defenders on corruption and its impact on human rights.

Joint statement: the only just outcome is the acquittal of the METU Pride human rights defenders

Read our full statement in support of the 19 students on trial for participating in a peaceful Pride march on the campus of Ankara’s METU University in May 2019.