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26 March 2020 Building Up Rule of Law

Civil Society and Police Cooperating for Positive Change in Society – Experiences from Albania

Corona Should Not Be Used to Restrict Human Rights: Clear End Date and Oversight Essential for Emergency Powers in Hungary

Civil society organisations around Europe raise alarms at the recent actions of the Hungarian government, calling for clear limitations of the state of emergency powers.

NHC Contributes to UN Human Rights Committee’s Discussion on the Right to Peaceful Assembly

Recognizing the worrying global trend on the denial of the right to peaceful assembly, the Human Rights Committee has been working on its first comment on this right.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The NHC Temporary Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Corona Virus

Announcement on NHC procedures in response to COVID-19 corona virus.

5 Years of Probation Ukraine: How Has It Contributed to Safer Societies?

5 years after introducing a probation system in Ukraine, Probation in Ukraine together with the NHC and the CILC celebrated this anniversary with an open forum to look back on its first successes

Applications Now Open for Matra RoLT Training: “Public Finance Management”

Applications for Matra Rule of Law Public Finance Management training are now open. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 April 2020.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Gönül Öztürkoğlu

Gönül Öztürkoğlu, a human rights defender and peace activist, shares her story on defending human rights in Turkey and the retributions she faced.

Probation and Capacity Building in Europe: an Interview with Leading Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout

Interview with Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout shares his views probation and alternative sanctions, and penal reform in Europe.

Slovakia Takes Up EPTA Leadership to Work Towards Better Prisons

Meetings at the end of last year saw Slovakia take over leadership of the European Penitentiary Training Academies, a network that aims to improve cooperation amongst penitentiary training academies.

Russia’s Continuation in the Council of Europe: Challenges and Chances for Human Rights

Government and civil society representatives discuss the opportunities and risks of Russia's continued membership in the Council of Europe.