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06 September 2014 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

NHC Launches Essay Contest on Prevention of Torture

Shocking new arrests of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee calls for a review of policies by European governments towards Azerbaijan after the shocking arrest last week of two prominent Azerbaijani human rights defenders, Leyla Yunus and Rasul Jafarov.

UN Committee supports concerns raised by Kyrgyz civil society

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) has published its Concluding Observations for the Kyrgyz Republic.

Ales Bialiatski is free!

The NHC congratulates Ales Bialiatski, his family members and all his friends and colleagues with his early release from prison on Saturday 21 June 2014. Ales Bialiatski is Chairperson of Human Rights Centre "Viasna" and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights.

Promotion of Implementation of European Human Rights Court Verdicts in Georgia

Last week, NHC took part in several events in Tbilisi focusing on improving the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Georgia.

Promotion of the Right of Trafficked Persons: Reports from Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia

The NHC is proud to present three individual country reports on the current situation in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia with regard to the legal position of trafficked persons.

Statement on OSCE Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee welcomes the Guidelines on the Protection for Human Rights Defenders, issued on 10 June 2014 by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE.

Call to sign the Balkans Declaration on Trafficking and Exploitation of Human Beings

As part of the Balkan Act Now! Project, lead organization ASTRA Anti-Trafficking Action from Serbia and its six partner organizations, one of which is the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, call upon all civil society organizations in Europe.

Civic Solidarity Platform Publishes Appeal to OSCE to Counter Enforced Disappearances

The Civic Solidarity Platform published the following appeal to the OSCE on the occasion of the International Week of the Disappeared.

Campaign for the release of Ales Bialiatski

-Human Rights activist Ales Bialiatski is Chairperson of Human Rights Centre "Viasna" and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights.