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07 January 2020 Building Up Rule of Law

Slovakia Takes Up EPTA Leadership to Work Towards Better Prisons

Russia’s Continuation in the Council of Europe: Challenges and Chances for Human Rights

Government and civil society representatives discuss the opportunities and risks of Russia's continued membership in the Council of Europe.

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

Applications for Matra Rule of Law Human Rights and Minorities training are now open. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 February 2020.

The Magnitsky Act Comes to the EU: A Human Rights Sanctions Regime Proposed by the Netherlands

The EU has taken a significant step in combatting human rights violations worldwide by agreeing to take the first steps in a “Global Magnitsky Act.”

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cihangir Öz

Cihangir Öz, a trans-activist, talks about their journey from protesting for workers rights as a teenager, to becoming an LGBTI rights defender in Turkey.

Defending Human Rights in Azerbaijan: Steadfast Determination in the Face of Repression

Rasul Jafarov and Gunay Ismayilova discuss defending human rights in Azerbaijan, including challenges, progress, and opportunities.

Thomas Carothers On Strengthening Civil Society: Is Current International Action Enough?

Democracy expert Thomas Carothers speaks to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) representatives about strengthening civil society.

Mirlinda is Going to University!

After a sccessful fundraising campaign this summer, "Mirlina" has started university. She will be studying criminology.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Berrin Sönmez

From postmodern coup to rule under the AKP party, Berrin Sönmez, an Islamic feminist, talks about her experiences defending human rights.

Applications Now Open for Two Matra Rule of Law Trainings: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice”

Applications are now open for Matra Rule of Law Training “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice.”