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12 April 2023

Report: Taking lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic forward within closed institutions

Joint Civil Society and Democracy Organisations’ Priorities for the Defence of Democracy Package

Take a look at our joint recommendations for European Commission's Defence of Democracy Package.

It’s time to renew the government’s commitment to democracy

Together with our partners from the #DemocracyUnderThreat coalition, the NHC calls on the government to renew its commitment to democracy now.

Ukraine’s Fire Woman, Lyudmyla Yankina: “I had to help”

For her extraordinary humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, Lyudmyla Yankina has been dubbed the fire woman. "I had to help," she says.

Democracy Under Threat: from local to international, nothing about us without us!

On Monday 27 March, we will discuss this importance of strengthening and renewing democracy in the Netherlands and the rest of the world.

#DemocracyDrinks special edition: Summit for Democracy

Join us on 29 March for our next Democracy Drinks, bringing together democracy advocates and enthusiasts.

Giving Back: Mapping report on European promising and proven practices of participatory youth practices in youth justice.

Read more about the NHC and Stichting YOPE's research on the inclusion of the youth experience in the criminal justice system.

5 AM: “I woke up to the sounds of bombs in Kyiv”

It has been one year since Tetiana, Head of the Board of the human rights centre ZMINA, woke up at 5 AM to the sounds of bombs falling in Kyiv.

Belarus: Imminent verdict in the trial against Viasna’s leaders

Three members of Belarusian Human rights organisation Viasna have been unjustly detained for over a year, find out more about Viasna's fight.

One year at the NHC: Interview with Executive Director Kirsten Meijer

9 days after taking on the role as NHC's Executive Director, the war in Ukraine broke out. Sitting in her office behind a large “Stop the War” poster, she relayed to us her experiences from the past year.