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30 September 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

NHC Hosts Side Event “Human Rights Communication 2.0” at OSCE HDIM

Global Conversation on Counter-Terrorism Impacts on Human Rights

Panellists from around the globe discuss the impacts of counter-terrorism measures on human rights at The Hague Internaitonal Open Day.

From Dictatorship to Democracy: Albania, Ukraine and Everywhere Else

The pathways between dicatorship and democracy were highlighted in this year's Night of the Dictator in The Hague. Human rights defenders from Ukraine and Albania shared their stories.

HDIM Starts with Civil Society Protest on Russian Elections

In Warsaw, civil society representatives stage a silent protest on the opening day of the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE.

European Leaders Must Match Rhetoric on Democracy with Action, Say Experts

Democracy support experts issue 5 recommendations on democracy leadership for the EU on Democracy Day.

Come to the Interactive Tour: From Dictatorship to Democracy on Sept. 13!

The 2019 Night of Dicatorship takes place September 13. During the interactive tour there will be speakers from Albania and Ukraine, and a quiz on dicatorships and democraries.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cavidan Soykan

Cavidan Soykan, a refugee rights defender and Academic for Peace, has been legally targeted for signing a petition opposing the violence of the Turkish military in its southeast region.

What Can the Weimar Republic Teach Us About Democracy and the Importance of the Rule of Law?

It has been 100 years since the Weimar Republic. What can looking back at Germany's first attempt at democrcacy teach us about democracy today?

Why is Hungary Angry at Finland?: Debate over Rule of Law in Hungary

The rule of law is at center of a spat between Hungary and Finland, but what is happening with Hungary's rule of law? Hungarian civil society and government representatives debate this point.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Nadire Mater

Nadire Mater is a journalist who has been legally targeted for her solidarity to the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem. Solidarity for her and others who defend rights in Turkey must stay persistent.