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30 June 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Şeyhmus Gökalp

Building Trust: Making Human Rights a Reality for All Panel Discussion

Twenty-six years ago today 1993 Vienna Declaration on a common plan for strengthening human rights was passed. What has happened in the last quarter century since Vienna?

Improving Reintegration into Society for Juveniles in Conflict with the Law

NHC visits Kosovo for "Towards a Safe, Stimulating and Rehabilitative Prison Environment for Children and Juveniles in Conflict with the Law" project on juvenile detention reform.

The Rule of Law and Human Rights Must Be Seen as Complimentary, Not Antagonistic

Erinda Ballanca, Albania's People's Advocate delivers keynote speech at the 2019 Matra RoLT Alumni Days in Tirana. on the need of rule of law and human rights to reinforce one another.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Füsun Üstel

Füsun Üstel a respected professor, now retired, is the first of the Academics for Peace to be imprisoned. Her crime: condemning human rights violations and calling for peace. Read her story here.

Applications Now Open for Matra RoLT Training: “Detention and Alternative Sanctions”

Applications are now open for Matra Rule of Law Training "Detention and Alternative Sanctions" to be held 5-12 September 2019. Deadline is 7 July 2019.

Working Towards Independence of the Judiciary in Armenia: Interview with Hayk Hovhannisyan 2019 ROLT Alumni

Interview on the future of rule of law in Armenia with Hayk Hovhannisyan, Supreme Judicial Council of Armenia Member. and one of the first ROLT participants from Armenia.

EVENT: Panel Discussion on Media and Minorities Taking Place 20 May

On 20 May the panel discussion Fostering Mutual Understanding in Diverse Societies: The Importance of Inclusive Media in Preventing Conflicts takes place in The Hague.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Pelin Ünker

Pelin Ünker is an award winning journalist targeted for her coverage of tax evasion schemes of Turkey’s political and business elite. Solidarity for her and other journalists must remain.

PACE Seeks to Strengthen Council of Europe and Prevent Russia’s Departure

During the PACE April session efforts continue to prevent Russia's departure from the Council of Europe, including proposals for more harmonised actions within the organisation.