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31 July 2017Strengthening Civil Society

On “Public Procurement”: the NHC interviews participants of the third Matra Rule of Law Training

Applications now open for two Matra RoLT trainings: “Decentralization and Citizen Participation” and “Freedom of the Media”

The NHC is now accepting applications for the next two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes: “Decentralisation and Citizen Participation (to be held 4 – 13 October) and “Freedom of the Media” (to be held 5 – 11 October). The deadline for submitting applications is 20 August.

Civic Solidarity Platform: Holding a meeting on human rights is not a terrorist conspiracy

The Civic Solidarity Platform, of which the NHC is a founding member, has released a statement regarding the detention on Wednesday 5th July in Büyükada, Istanbul, of eight Turkish Human Rights Defenders and two foreign consultants on digital security and information management.

A signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to support a Victim Centered Approach in Trafficking Cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On the 3rd of July 2017 a closing conference of the 4 year-long project "Promoting a Victim Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina" took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Application Procedure Extended for Matra Rule of Law Training Programme Human Rights and Minorities

The NHC is now accepting applications for the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme Human Rights and Minorities. The training, which will take place 13 – 22 September 2017, in The Hague, the Netherlands

On “Integrity of Civil Servants”: the NHC interviews Vlado Planinčić and Irina Aghapishvili

Integrity of Civil Servants was the topic of  the first training of the new Matra Rule of Law Training Programme. Vlado Planinčić and Irina Aghapishvili are two of the participants of this training. Learn more about their experiences.

“Distance” Exhibition on the Plight of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan Opened at the European Parliament

Jointly with “Art for Democracy” initiative and European MP Kati Piri, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee opened the “Distance” exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Closure of the Project on Improving the Conditions in Juvenile Prisons

On May 8, 9 and 10, 2017 civil society organisations (CSO) from Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania which specialise in the monitoring of human rights and conditions in juvenile prisons convened to discuss their work and plans for future cooperation.

Quirine Eijkman Appointed Vice-Chairman of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

The NHC is pleased to announce that one of its committee members, Ms Quirine Eijkman, has recently been appointed as one of the vice-chairmen of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

Kick-off Matra Rule of Law Training Programme

On Wednesday the 10th of May, the new Matra Rule of Law Training Programme has commenced in The Hague, the Netherlands.