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25 October 2012 Building Up Rule of Law

NHC: The Netherlands should continue to promote rule of law across the whole of Europe

NHC celebrates 25th anniversary

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee celebrates its 25th anniversary with a reception on Wednesday 24 October 2012.

Essay contest

On account of the conference about the protection and future of human rights there will be an essay contest among students. The conference will be held at The Hague University of Applied Science (Haagse Hogeschool) in The Hague and during the conference the winner will be announced.

Cooperation Turkey and the Netherlands: A Basic Course Regulatory Impact Assessment

In September 2012 a group of officials from the Turkish Ministry of Justice explored Dutch solutions to reduce administrative burden in regulatory systems in a Basic Course Regulatory Impact Assessment in The Hague.

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum

The NHC took part in the General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, held on 9 and 10 October in St Petersburg. The Assembly expressed serious concern about "recent negative trends in the relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union".

OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting – Central Asia

The NHC together with its project partners participated in the HDIM 2012. A side event was organized and moderated by the NHC, our project partners, incl. Mr. Yevgeniy Zhovtis, have spoken on the latest developments on freedom of expression, religion and association and assembly in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

As in previous years the Netherlands Helsinki Committee will participate in the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) to be held in Warsaw, 24 September - 5 October 2012. The NHC will be active threefold.

Statement on the verdict against pussy riot

The Civic Solidarity Platform, of which the NHC is a member, has issued a statement on the verdict against the Russian music band Pussy Riot.

Concern over detention of board member of Bridging the Gulf

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is extremely concerned at the detention on 17 July of Dr Mohammed al Roken, a lawyer and human rights defender from the United Arab Emirates.

NHC supports statement by the Civic Solidarity Platform on the amendments to the Russian NGO Law

The Civic Solidarity Platform, of which the NHC is a member, has issued a statement on the recently approved amendments to the draft NGO Law in Russia.