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26 April 2017 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Council of Europe Should Address Human Rights Violations by Judges and Prosecutors in Member States

NHC updates: office relocation and online changes

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) is pleased to announce that the office is undergoing various changes regarding relocation, logo redesigns, and online renovations.

Open Letter by Civil Society Organisations to PACE

A call for launching external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of the Parliamentary Assembly code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan.

The 2017 Dutch election results and the parties’ compliance to rule of law, human rights

On March 15, 2017, the Netherlands held general elections to seat 150 members in the House of Representatives.

NHC signs Common Appeal “The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive”, a call for unity and solidarity.

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has signed the Common Appeal, "The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive", penned by European Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions. This appeal marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome of 1957.

Stop the Attacks on Civil Society in Hungary

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee rejects the continuing steps by the Hungarian government to limit the space for civil society organizations.

Application Procedure Open for Matra Rule of Law Training Programme “Administration of Justice”

The NHC is now accepting applications for the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme “Administration of Justice". The training, which will take place 7 – 16 June, 2017, is intended for judges with special interest in court management and responsibilities for the organisation of the administration of justice.

“Improving access to justice for trafficked persons”: Publication of the Report of the First Network Meeting for European ‘anti-trafficking lawyers’

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is proud to launch the Report "Improving access to justice for trafficked persons" . The Report was written by human rights expert Ms. Marjan Wijers from the Netherlands.

Extended deadline: Application Procedure Open for Matra Rule of Law Training Programme

The NHC is now accepting applications for the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme "Integrity of civil servants". The training, which will take place from 10 – 19 May, 2017, will address the challenges corruption presents for the rule of law and good governance in Europe.

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Free Expression Accelerates With Conviction of Prominent Blogger

The relentless campaign waged by the authorities against media workers, bloggers, political activists, civil society and others that are deemed to threaten the power of the ruling regime must stop immediately.