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24 June 2013 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

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Concern on excessive violence against demonstrators in Turkey

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee supports the call of Amnesty International on the government of Turkey to end violent repression of protests in Turkey.

Appeal to EU officials to place emphasis on human rights issues in Azerbaijan

The undersigned organizations call on you to prominently raise human rights issues when you meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels later this week. We fully support the letter sent to you by our Azerbaijani colleagues on June 14, 2013 highlighting a number of worrying trends in Azerbaijan.

NHC welcomes increased attention OSCE for protection human rights defenders

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE has decided to develop recommendations for the effective protection of human rights defenders.

Stop harassment of Russian NGOs

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is one of the Dutch non-governmental organizations signing a statement of solidarity with Russian NGOs subject to large-scale inspections, often of an intimidatory nature, by government agents.

MoU between human rights organizations in Central Asia

As a reaction to the deteriorating human rights situation in Central Asia a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between human rights NGOs from all five Central Asian countries.

Uzbekistan’s partners should push for implementation of UN recommendations

The Universal Periodic Review of Uzbekistan on 24 April 2013 by the UN Human Rights Council ended with the adoption of an outcome report containing a set of recommendations in Geneva on 26 April 2013.

NHC starts project ‘Enhancing professionalism in the Libyan Prison Service’.

In April 2013 the Netherlands Helsinki Committee has started with the implementation of the project 'Enhancing professionalism in the Libyan Prison Service'.

Training in Bishkek on women’s and children’s rights

In the second week of April, fifteen activists from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, for a training of trainers on a rights based approach to social policies relevant to women and children.

Concern about wave of NGO harassment in Russia

In the last few weeks hundreds of NGOs in different parts of Russia have been subjected to inspections apparently aimed at determining whether they comply with legal requirements.