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17 October 2014 Building Up Rule of Law

Expert meeting “Trafficking in human beings: impact on the victim”

Study visit for Macedonian prison staff

Between October 6th and October 10th, 16 Macedonian representatives from Ohrid Prison and the Educational-Correctional Institution Tetovo visited the Netherlands.

NHC and CILC Present Road Ahead for Probation Service Project in Montenegro

On Wednesday 8 October, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and CILC presented the results so far of the project on probation and alternative sanctions they are jointly implementing in Montenegro.

Focus on Azerbaijan at OSCE Human Dimension Meeting

The increasing repression of independent and opposition voices in Azerbaijan was highlighted on several occasions during the first week of the 2014 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE.

Hungarian Government’s Harassment of NGOs Criticized at HDIM

In their interventions before this year's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, several speakers referred to the Hungarian government's steps towards limiting freedoms and the rule of law.

More Action Needed against Enforced Disappearances

At this year’s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee co-organized a side event on enforced disappearances in the OSCE region.

NHC to participate at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

As in previous years, the NHC participates in the annual OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, which is held in Warsaw from 22 September to 3 October.

NHC Launches Essay Contest on Prevention of Torture

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee launches an essay contest on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).

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.