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10 December 2014 Building Up Rule of Law

Regional course on Advocacy and Policy Influencing for project monitoring partners

Minister Koenders meeting with human rights defenders ahead of OSCE Ministerial Council

On the eve of the Ministerial Council meeting of the OSCE in Basel, Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders met with civil society human rights activists from a.o. Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

Dutch trainers introduce resocialization method for juveniles in prison in Kosovo

The NHC communication team spoke with Patricia Meijer and Peggy Esajas of the Dutch youth penitentiary institution Teylingereind (Forensisch Centrum Teylingereind).

EU-Russia civil society contacts to be further strengthened

The potential of cooperation of independent civil society organisations across Europe needs to be exploited more fully.

Tajikistan: Drop draft legislation restricting NGO access to funding

Almost a hundred civil society groups called on the government of Tajikistan to drop new restrictive draft legislation on NGOs and to respect the right of NGOs to have unhindered access to funding for their work.

Regional Conference “Access to the right to compensation for victims of human trafficking in the region”

On 17 and 18 October, the regional Conference "Access to the right to compensation for victims of human trafficking in the region", was organized by ASTRA Anti-Trafficking Action from Serbia and its partners from the region, France and the Netherlands.

Donations from NHC staff related to flooding in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Continuous, heavy rainfall in May 2014 resulted in the worst floods ever in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, causing several deaths and forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their home.

BAN Human Trafficking mobile application out now!

We are excited to inform you that our mobile application BAN Human Trafficking is available for the Android and iOS platforms.

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum enhances contacts with EU institutions

Today, the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum adressed a number of requests to the new European Commission on its work in the coming period.

Bulgarian lawyers trained in providing legal aid and representation to victims of trafficking in Bulgaria

On 21, 22 and 23 October, 23 lawyers were trained in Sofia to provide legal aid to trafficked persons and defend their interests and rights during criminal and other legal proceedings.