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02 December 2020

EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy Adopted

Call for Effective Investigation into Tahir Elçi’s Death

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is concerned that the investigation into the death of human rights defender Tahir Elçi fails to respect fair trial rights.

Turkey: Stop judicial harassment of Civil Society in Southeast Turkey

Joint call on the authorities in Turkey to immediately release human rights defenders and other civil society representatives and drop all charges against them.

High Level Launch EU Gender Action Plan III (GAP III)

On 25 November 2020, the new Gender Action Plan (GAP) was launched. The GAP III plans that by 2025, 85% of all external actions contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

COVID-19 and Its Impact on LGBTI+ Communities

As part of the Night of Dictatorship, in collaboration with Justice & Peace the Netherlands, we organized an online discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI+ communities.

Joint Statement: European Peace Facility: Causing harm or bringing peace?

The NHC, together with 39 other CSOs, calls on EU Member States to reconsider adopting the European Peace Facility (EPF) funding in its current form.

Anti-SLAPP Op-ed

The NHC joined 98 other CSOs in urging that EU-wide legislation be adopted to protect people across the EU from SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation).

The Impact of COVID-19 on Human Rights: Recommendations to the Dutch Foreign Affairs Committee

The NHC and 6 other NGOs formulated recommendations for the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament prior to their review of the 2021 budget.

Joint Statement Regarding Non-Implementation of ECHR Rulings Against Azerbaijan

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is concerned that Azerbaijan has failed to end politically-motivated prosecutions and imprisonment, despite ECHR rulings.

The NHC Notes the Outcome of Turkey’s Third Universal Periodic Review, Calls on the Government to Respect its Commitments

The outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey was formally adopted during the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.