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08 February 2013 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Conference on Freedom of Assembly and Association in the OSCE

Conference on Human Rights situation in Central Asia

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee together with its project partners has held a conference on the human rights situation in Central Asia in Kiev on 6 February 2013.

Start Anti Human Trafficking project in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia

In January 2013, The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has started with the implementation of the anti-trafficking project “Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia with Emphasis on Legal Support – A Human Rights-Based Approach”.

European NGOs protest repression in Azerbaijan

On 30 January, two European NGO-coalitions issued an appeal protesting recent arrests of scores of demonstrators in Baku, Azerbaijan, followed by heavy fines and in some cases by administrative detention.

European Union must address human rights threats in Europe

Nils Muiznieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe on the 25th of January called on the European Union to take a more determined role in addressing internal human rights issues.

Nils Muiznieks, the new Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, key note speaker on 25 January in The Hague

Our first public event this year will be our Conference on 'The Future of Human Rights in Europe', scheduled on Friday 25 January 2013 from 10.00 till 16.30 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Haagse Hogeschool).

Statement on the verdict against Kazakh human rights defender Kuramshin

Human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin has been sentenced to 12 years in prison with confiscation of his property. He was found guilty of extortion.

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Human rights appeal to the OSCE

Work for human rights is increasingly insecure in the OSCE region, said an NGO conference in Dublin, co-organized by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee.

Conference on reproductive rights in Tajikistan

On the 1st of November a conference took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan addressing the "Human rights based approach in the social policies of Tajikistan with a special focus on reproductive rights.