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19 July 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

Improving the Use of OSCE Human Dimension Instruments

Applications Now Open for Matra RoLT Training: “Public Procurement”

Applications are now open for Matra Rule of Law Training “Public Procurement” to be held 6-15 November 2019. Deadline is 8 September 2019.

Ukrainian Representatives Visit NHC to Discuss Effective Government-Civil Society Partnerships

Civil society and government representatives from Ukraine visited the NHC discuss how to enhance cooperation between the two sectors.

Transitional Justice in (Post) Conflict Situations: Civil Society Seminar Takes Place in The Hague

In June the NHC and GRE hosted a civil society seminar on transitional justice with a focus on the Ukraine conflict.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Şeyhmus Gökalp

Şeyhmus Gökalp is a doctor targeted for opposing the violence of the Turkish army. Solidarity for him and others who defend rights in Turkey must stay persistent.

Building Trust: Making Human Rights a Reality for All Panel Discussion

Twenty-six years ago today 1993 Vienna Declaration on a common plan for strengthening human rights was passed. What has happened in the last quarter century since Vienna?

Improving Reintegration into Society for Juveniles in Conflict with the Law

NHC visits Kosovo for "Towards a Safe, Stimulating and Rehabilitative Prison Environment for Children and Juveniles in Conflict with the Law" project on juvenile detention reform.

The Rule of Law and Human Rights Must Be Seen as Complimentary, Not Antagonistic

Erinda Ballanca, Albania's People's Advocate delivers keynote speech at the 2019 Matra RoLT Alumni Days in Tirana. on the need of rule of law and human rights to reinforce one another.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Füsun Üstel

Füsun Üstel a respected professor, now retired, is the first of the Academics for Peace to be imprisoned. Her crime: condemning human rights violations and calling for peace. Read her story here.

Applications Now Open for Matra RoLT Training: “Detention and Alternative Sanctions”

Applications are now open for Matra Rule of Law Training "Detention and Alternative Sanctions" to be held 5-12 September 2019. Deadline is 7 July 2019.