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23 October 2017Strengthening Civil Society

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

New Matra Project on Probation and Alternative Sanctions in Ukraine

The new project targets the Kiev region and seeks to build capacity in the Ukrainian probation service, the prison administration and the prosecution service and the courts.

Reflecting on the finished Matra RoLT Programme ‘Human Rights & Minorities’

Now that the MatraRoLT programme 'Human Rights and Minorities' has finished a lecturer and two participants are reflecting on the training programme.

Extended Deadline Matra RoLT Training: “Public Finance Management”

The NHC has extended the deadline for the next Matra Rule of Law Training Programme: “Public Finance Management” (to be held 8 – 17 November).

The NHC Joins the Call for a Referendum on the Dutch Law on Intelligence and Security Services

The NHC is particularly concerned about data sharing with foreign intelligence services and the impact it might have on partner human rights groups operating in repressive states.

The Completion of the Project on the “Promotion of Victim-Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina”

Interview with human rights consultant Marjan Wijers on the completion of the “Promotion of Victim-Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina” project.

NHC at the 2017 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

During this year’s HDIM the NHC co-organised two side events and advocated for a stronger response by the OSCE to the crackdown on human rights in the region.

Start of the Matra RoLT Training Programme ‘Human Rights and Minorities’

On September 13th the Matra RoLT Training Programme ‘Human Rights and Minorities’ will commence. Read the interview with Harry Hummel, Associate Policy Director at the NHC.

Statement on Ukraine’s Draft Laws on NGO Reporting and Tax Obligations

The NHC, HRIC and HFHR call upon the Ukrainian authorities to withdraw draft laws No. 6674 and 6675, incompatible with international standards.

Human Rights and Justice Advocates at Serious Risk in the OSCE Region – An Appeal from the Civic Solidarity Platform

Over 40 members of the Civic Solidarity Platform issue an appeal to mark the 2017 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw.