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28 February 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

NHC Receives €1 Million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to Support Human Rights

Countering discrimination and protecting LGBTI rights in Albania: partners meet in Tirana

Albanian and Dutch partners in the project 'Countering discrimination and protecting LGBTI rights in Albania' met recently to discuss the evolution of the project and to establish a working plan. Find out more about what was raised here.

Dutch Parliament Explores Rule of Law Backsliding in Hungary and Poland

Representatives of academia, the judiciary, and civil society discussed the rule of law in Hungary and Poland with the Dutch Parliamentary Commission on European Affairs in The Hague.

Romania Welcomed at European Penitentiary Training Academies Meeting

The NHC's partners in the European Penitentiary Training Academies (EPTA) project met last week to welcome Romania to the project and discuss progress.

Building an Effective Probation and Alternative Sanctions System in Armenia

An NHC project on Armenian probation and alternative sanctions opened last week, in cooperation with the Armenian Ministry of Justice and CSI.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Meltem Aslan

Meltem Aslan of the Truth Justice Memory Centre in Istanbul is at risk of facing grave politically motivated charges, investigated in relation to the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

European Parliament Votes in Favour of the European Values Instrument

The European Parliament recently voted in favour of the European Values Instrument. Find out why this is an important step in defending civic space and democracy in Europe.

Applications Now Open for the Matra RoLT Training: “Human Rights and Minorities”

NHC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Matra Rule of Law Training Human Rights and Minorities.

My Human Rights Hero: students from the Royal Academy of Art present the ‘Gentle Opponent’

The My Human Rights Hero Exhibition has been expanded with a collection of work by students from the The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art.

Civil Society’s Role in Monitoring the Implementation of Human Rights Judgements Should Increase

The European Implementation Network's held its first General Assembly in December. The role of civil society in ECtHR judgements was discussed.