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21 September 2020

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Canan Arın

Democratic governance after the COVID-19 pandemic

On this International Day of Democracy, we highlight the publication of the EPD paper on "Imagined continuities: political scenarios after the COVID-19 pandemic".

NHC calls for enhanced policy initiatives in favor of democracy in Belarus

Read the full letter to the Dutch parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee

Rule of Law Training Moves Online

Applications currently open for the Decentralisation and Citizen Participation training programme (deadline 20 September)

The Long Game: NHC’s holistic approach to lasting change

An interview with outgoing and incoming NHC Supervisory Board Members Angela Kaptein and Tamara Trotman

Defending Human Rights in Ukraine: Activism Report April – June 2020

The ZMINA Human Rights Centre has published a second monitoring report on the pressure and persecution faced by human rights defenders and anti-corruption activists in Ukraine.

New EPTA project proposal approved by the European Commission

The NHC is happy to announce that the European Commission has approved its proposal for a new EPTA project.

Feature Interview: Promoting rehabilitation rather than retribution in criminal justice—Kosovo: Improving Chances Post-Release for Juvenile Detainees

NHC partner Nehat Thaçi, Director General of the Kosovo Correctional Service, discusses what changes have been implemented, and the importance of prison reform for all parts of society.

The right to fair elections and peaceful protests: NHC joins call to invoke Moscow mechanism in Belarus

The NHC stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors in Belarus against the manipulation of the elections of 9 August by the government.

Montenegro’s Probation Success Paves the Way for Others

In 2019 the NHC facilitated a transfer of knowledge from the Montenegrin probation service to a newly established project with the Ukrainian Center of Probation.