05 December 2013 Strengthening Civil Society
Recommendations on OSCE presented to government representatives
Promoting the Rights of Trafficked Persons: Training of Social Workers in Eastern Europe
27 November 2013In October and November of this year three training sessions were organized for social workers who provide legal counselling to victims of human trafficking in Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria
Training on shadow reporting in Kyrgyzstan
30 October 2013The Netherlands Helsinki Committee, together with the Child Rights Defenders League of Kyrgyzstan, organized a training on writing a United Nations shadow report and undertaking advocacy with the report.
Belarusian delegation to visit The Hague
16 October 2013On Friday, October 18, a delegation of representatives from the Belarusian “National Referendum” campaign will visit The Hague. As part of the visit the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) will host a public roundtable discussion.
Call against the use of psychiatry for political aims
15 October 2013The NHC joined a call by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform against increasing usage of methods of punitive psychiatry in a number of post-Soviet states.
CILC and the NHC support criminal justice reform in Mali
14 October 2013At the invitation of the Malian Ministry of Justice, CILC (Center for International Legal Cooperation) and the NHC visited Mali for the duration of two weeks as part of the first stage of a study on the nation's criminal justice system.
EU-Russia Civil Society Forum calls for cooperation and solidarity in face of worsening conditions
10 October 2013On 5-7 October EU-Russia Civil Society Forum held its 4th General Assembly in The Hague (the Netherlands). More than 120 civil society actors from Russia and EU member states gathered at the Assembly, including both members of the Forum and organisations having an observer status.
Education key in countering discrimination of LGBT persons
30 September 2013In a side event at the 2013 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee explored the role of education in the discrimination of LGBT persons.
Balkans ACT Now! presented at HDIM
30 September 2013In a statement on 30 September, the NHC presented the Balkans ACT Now! project at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE.
NHC comments on Netherlands human rights policy
24 September 2013The Netherlands Helsinki Committee applauds the government statement that human rights are the cornerstone of the foreign policy of the Netherlands. For this statement to be made true, further integration of human rights in all aspects of foreign relations is needed.