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16 January 2018 Building Up Rule of Law

Publication of the Handbook on Probation Service in Montenegro

The NHC Welcomes Piet de Klerk as its New Chairman of the Supervisory Board

The NHC is pleased to announce that Mr. Piet de Klerk is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the NHC. Mr. de Klerk officially took over the position from Mr. Ian de Jong on the first of January, 2018.

Start of a New Prison Project

Start of the new project “Towards a Safe, Stimulating and Rehabilitative Prison Environment for Children and Juveniles in Conflict with the Law in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia 2017-2021".

Applications Now Open for “Human Rights & Minorities” Matra RoLT Training in the Netherlands

The NHC is now accepting applications for the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme “Human Rights & Minorities”, to be held 11 – 20 April 2018.

The NHC at UN Anti-Corruption Conference of State Parties

“Information on the abuse of international standards by judges and prosecutors should be employed systematically in international law enforcement and judicial cooperation,“ says Harry Hummel.

In memoriam Coen Stork

Coen Stork was a member of the NHC for approximately a decade. Former executive director of the NHC, Jos Kösters, salutes his former colleague who recently passed away.

Open Letter to Heads of EU Member States ahead of Aliyev’s Brussels Visit

We urge you to use any opportunity you will have during the summit to call on president Aliyev to end the human rights crackdown and commit to concrete and sustainable human rights reforms.

Stop Persecution of Anti-corruption Activists: Open Letter to the Ukrainian Authorities

We are concerned about harassment and persecution of anti-corruption activists in Ukraine, including restrictive legislation, criminal investigations, smear campaigns and physical attacks.

Applications Now Open for Two Matra RoLT Trainings: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The administration of justice”

The NHC is accepting applications for the first two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes of 2018: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The administration of justice”.

Presentation of the Security and Human Rights Journal – Special Issue on OSCE Mediation

The Security and Human Rights Journal is proud to present its latest special edition on OSCE Mediation.