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21 June 2012 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

NHC joins Human Rights appeal to EU on Central Asia policy

NHC contributes to improved child protection in Kyrgyzstan

A NHC-implemented project on children’s and women’s access to social and economic in Central Asia has significantly contributed to Parliament of Kyrgyzstan approving the code on Children on May 31 this year.

Third Expert Meeting for lawyers “Health and Psychological Consequences of Human Trafficking”

A third expert meeting for lawyers titled “Health and Psychological Consequences of Human Trafficking” was held at Zira Hotel, Belgrade, on May 18, 2012.

Bijeenkomst: De situatie van MOE-landers in Nederland

Op 21 mei 2012 organiseert het Nederlands Helsinki Comité een bijeenkomst over de migratie van mensen uit Midden –en Oost –Europa (‘MOE -landers’).

Kazakhstan: Ensure accountability for attack, protect journalists

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and organizations from Belgium, Poland and Norway express their dismay at the brutal attack on Kazakhstani journalist Lukpan Akhmedyarov.

New case of harassment of independent Uzbek journalist

Brussels, The Hague 10 April 2012. International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) deplore the conviction of Uzbek journalist Elena Bondar on spurious charges of promoting national hatred as an attempt to intimidate and punish her for her independent journalism work.

Call on the EU to push for implementation of Kazakhstan’s human rights commitments

With negotiations on a new EU-Kazakhstan cooperation agreement about to enter a new phase, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights appeal to the EU to use this agreement as an opportunity to push for concrete democracy and human rights progress in the Central Asian country.

Fundamental freedoms under serious threat in Central Asia

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union fundamental freedoms are still under serious threat in the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

NHC welcomes release Kazakhstani human rights defender

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee welcomes the release of Kazakhstani human rights defender Yevgeni Zhovtis, on 17 February of this year. The authorities of Kazakhstan have decided to release Zhovtis, as a court decision from 1 February to amnesty him entered into force.

Russian human rights activist Gregory Shvedov has been awarded the 2012 Geuzenpenning

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee congratulates Russian human rights activist Gregory Shvedov on being awarded the 2012 Geuzenpenning Shvedov has been fighting for human rights in Russia and the former Soviet Republics for years.