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29 June 2022

Call for Participation: Constituency and Influence for Reform

Call to the European Commission for an EU Civil Society Strategy

More than 300 CSOs from across Europe sent a letter calling for a EU Civil Society Strategy in the European Commission 2023 Work Programme.

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Human Rights and Minorities” and “Detention and Alternative Sanctions”

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis for two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes.

In Memoriam: Roman Ratushnyy, Ukrainian activist, 1997-2022

Roman Ratushnyy (1997-2022) Ukrainian environmental and civic activist killed while fighting for the Ukrainian army against Russian invaders.

Dutch NGOs award Human Rights Prize to Dutch Ambassador in Costa Rica

Human Rights Prize awarded to the Dutch embassy in Costa Rica for this institution's proactive support to Human Rights.

Evert Alkema: In Memoriam

Evert Albert Alkema (18 January 1939 - 12 June 2022) was a Dutch jurist and professor of international law at the University of Leiden, and a prominent former member of the NHC.

Ukraine and the OSCE: Moscow Mechanism reporting in the context of the Russian invasion

NHC joined Ukrainian and international civil society organisations at the OSCE's Supplementary Human Dimension meeting in Vienna to discuss Moscow Mechanism reporting on Ukraine.

“If we really want to bankrupt him, we need to stop buying Russian oil”: Bill Browder on the importance of sanctioning in defunding Putin’s war machine

Read our Q&A recap with anti-corruption expert Bill Browder and find out more about the importance of sanctioning in defunding Putin’s war machine.

It’s time to get Smart On Crime: The benefits of probation

Watch our new short film and learn about the benefits of probation from people who have studied, implemented and lived it.

Thoughts from Ukrainian Civil Society: Anzhelika Zozulia on adapting to the new reality and claiming space for reflection

As the war rages on, hear from Ukrainian civil society members and NHC partners on amplifying their message & support in defending democracy.