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09 July 2020

Defending Human Rights is not a Crime: Turkey’s ruling against Istanbul-10

Defending Human Rights in Ukraine: Activism Report January – March 2020

In partnership with the NHC, ZMINA Human Rights Centre published a report detailing the trends of persecution against activist and human rights defenders from January to March 2020.

The LGBTI+ Community Contribute to Society Just Like Everybody Else! – Awareness Raising Campaign Launched in Albania

Albanian NGOs launched a video as the start of an awareness-raising campaign to portray the diversity within the LGBTI+ community and call for respect.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Yasemin Öz

From the importance of LGTBI+ representation to the role of LGTBI+ allies, human rights defender and lawyer Yasemin Öz discusses the landscape for defending LGTBI+ in Turkey.

ECJ Finds Hungary’s Foreign-Funded NGO Law in Breach of EU Law

The ECJ ruled the Hungarian Lex NGO law to be in breach of EU Laws. The NGO law is one of may tensions between Hungary and the EU regarding the Rule of Law.

Jaap de Zwaan on Improving the Respect for the Rule of Law in the EU

NHC Committee Member Jaap de Zwaan discusses improving respect for the rule of law in the EU in the lead up to the Commission's first annual Rule of Law Report.

Defending Human Rights Through Storytelling

Together with seven civil society organisations, the NHC joined an international storytelling campaign to share the stories of how individuals and communities together defend rights.

The Annual EPTA Conference: Call for Papers

With a focus on sharing experiences on training activities in prison during a lockdown, the EPTA Network launched a Call for Paper for their Annual Conference.

Fighting for Free Speech and Against Political Persecution in Eastern Europe

In partnership with the European Implementation Network, the NHC is launching a new project focusing on compliance with ECtHR judgements regarding the freedom of speech.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Sebla Arcan

On the day that marks the start of the resistance against enforced disappearances in Turkey we share the of human rights defender Sebla Arcan and the Saturday Mothers.