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22 April 2015

Azerbaijan’s top human rights lawyer convicted to 7,5 years in prison

Outcry over 6,5 year sentence for Rasul Jafarov

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is shocked by yesterday’s 6,5 year prison sentence for Rasul Jafarov.

The NHC hosted a group of law students from Leiden University

On Thursday April 9th 2015 the Netherlands Helsinki Committee hosted a group of law students from the Leiden University’s LLM programme Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law.

Kick-off series Expert Meetings for lawyers on providing legal aid to victims of human trafficking

On March 31st the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and it’s partner organization in Bulgaria, Animus Association Foundation, organized the first Expert Meeting on human trafficking-related topics for lawyers, in Sofia.

EU: Use Brussels visit of Kyrgyzstan’s president to secure human rights commitments

EU leaders should prominently address human rights issues with Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev, who is in Brussels for meetings on 26-27 March, and insist that he use his powers to ensure compliance with the country's international human rights obligations.

Fair trial for Azerbaijan’s prisoners of conscience

In 2014, Azerbaijani authorities arrested, convicted or imprisoned at least 34 journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders and civil society activists.

Tajikistan: Findings of UN Committee should serve as a roadmap for change

The Tajikistani NGO coalition on promoting economic and social rights, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights call on the government of Tajikistan to cooperate with civil society.

Ella Poliakova to visit the NHC

On 24 March the NHC will host a visit by Ella Poliakova, head of the Russian NGO Soldiers’ Mothers of Saint-Petersburg.

Conference on Prevention of Torture in Europe, 8 May in The Hague: Register Now!

Registration is now open for the Conference on the Prevention of Torture in Europe, which the NHC organizes on 8 May, at the premises of and with the cooperation of The Hague University for Applied Sciences.

Tajikistan discussed at Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: NGO perspective

The situation with regard to economic, social and cultural rights in Tajikistan has been discussed during the 54th session of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights on February 24th and 25th in Geneva.