22 January 2015
Sport for Rights Campaign Kicks Off
Hearings of Azerbaijan’s prisoners of conscience have started
22 January 2015The preliminary hearing in the case of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent human rights defender and a prisoner of conscience, was held in Baku on January 15, 2015.
Increasing Concern over Azerbaijani Human Rights Defenders
09 January 2015The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is concerned about the further intensification of the Azerbaijani authorities’ campaign against human rights defenders towards the end of 2014.
New Deadline of the Essay Contest on the Prevention of Torture
05 January 2015The deadline of the essay contest on the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) is postponed to 15 February.
Civil society strengthened by new EU anti-money laundering directive
17 December 2014One of the goals of the NHC is to enhance the capacity of civil society and strengthen its civil control over governments and institutions.
Regional course on Advocacy and Policy Influencing for project monitoring partners
10 December 2014From 17 until 19 November, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee organized a course on advocacy and policy influencing, which took place in Skopje, Macedonia.
Minister Koenders meeting with human rights defenders ahead of OSCE Ministerial Council
04 December 2014On 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
02 December 2014The 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
01 December 2014The potential of cooperation of independent civil society organisations across Europe needs to be exploited more fully.