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20 December 2019 Building Up Rule of Law

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Human Rights and Minorities”

The Magnitsky Act Comes to the EU: A Human Rights Sanctions Regime Proposed by the Netherlands

The EU has taken a significant step in combatting human rights violations worldwide by agreeing to take the first steps in a “Global Magnitsky Act.”

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cihangir Öz

Cihangir Öz, a trans-activist, talks about their journey from protesting for workers rights as a teenager, to becoming an LGBTI rights defender in Turkey.

Defending Human Rights in Azerbaijan: Steadfast Determination in the Face of Repression

Rasul Jafarov and Gunay Ismayilova discuss defending human rights in Azerbaijan, including challenges, progress, and opportunities.

Thomas Carothers On Strengthening Civil Society: Is Current International Action Enough?

Democracy expert Thomas Carothers speaks to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) representatives about strengthening civil society.

Mirlinda is Going to University!

After a sccessful fundraising campaign this summer, "Mirlina" has started university. She will be studying criminology.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Berrin Sönmez

From postmodern coup to rule under the AKP party, Berrin Sönmez, an Islamic feminist, talks about her experiences defending human rights.

Applications Now Open for Two Matra Rule of Law Trainings: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice”

Applications are now open for Matra Rule of Law Training “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice.”

Human rights and conflict – The Hague Conversation on Conflict

The role of human rights in conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding was the topic of discussion at the third lecture of The Hague Conversations on Conflict.

Bringing Together Penitentiary Academy Experts to Improve Prison Education Across Europe 

International experts began work on a report on Europe’s most effective practices related to penitentiary training on leadership, dynamic security and managing difficult inmates.