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21 October 2021

RARE: The Who, the What and the Why at FRA Rights Forum 2021

Defending Democracy at Home and Abroad

The October edition of the Democracy Drinks, a monthly networking event for democracy defenders organised by the NHC and the NIMD.

The NHC condemns the Belarusian Supreme Court’s Decision to shut down the Belarusian Helsinki Committee

The Belarusian Supreme Court’s has forcibly closed one of Belarus' oldest human rights organisations, we at the NHC extend our unwavering support to and solidarity with colleagues at the Belarusian Helsinki Committee.

Statement: METU Pride human rights defenders must be acquitted at upcoming trial

NHC joins other international human rights organisations in demanding acquittal for human rights defenders in Turkey.

Coordinated persuasion and enhanced cooperation on the ground

State of Rule of Law in the EU: A meeting between representatives of Netherlands’ Ministries and RARE participants.

The future of chain cooperation on combating discrimination and hate crime against LGBTIQ+ persons in Albania

NHC's coverage of one of the final events in the NHC’s collaborative project on Countering Discrimination and Protecting LGBTI rights in Albania hosted with COC nederland. Find out more on the successes and limitations of the project, as well as recommendations for the future.

Democracy Drinks: Second Edition

Join us for Democracy Drinks on October 08 with guest speaker Lousewies van der Laan, Executive Director at Transparency International NL.

NHC joins UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Coalition

The NHC is now a proud member of the UNCAC Coalition, joining a global network of over 350 CSOs in over 100 countries.

Pepijn Gerrits to leave as Executive Director NHC

Pepijn Gerrits announced this week he will be leaving the NHC as Executive Director by the end of the year to join Oxfam Novib's Supervisory Board as Director Programs.

The Worrying Rise of Homophobic Voices in Europe

The NHC raises concern at the rising number of anti-LGBTIQ+ crimes and incitements of hate speech and points out a number of action points for change.