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31 January 2013

European NGOs protest repression in Azerbaijan

European Union must address human rights threats in Europe

Nils Muiznieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe on the 25th of January called on the European Union to take a more determined role in addressing internal human rights issues.

Nils Muiznieks, the new Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, key note speaker on 25 January in The Hague

Our first public event this year will be our Conference on 'The Future of Human Rights in Europe', scheduled on Friday 25 January 2013 from 10.00 till 16.30 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Haagse Hogeschool).

Statement on the verdict against Kazakh human rights defender Kuramshin

Human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin has been sentenced to 12 years in prison with confiscation of his property. He was found guilty of extortion.

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Human rights appeal to the OSCE

Work for human rights is increasingly insecure in the OSCE region, said an NGO conference in Dublin, co-organized by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee.

Conference on reproductive rights in Tajikistan

On the 1st of November a conference took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan addressing the "Human rights based approach in the social policies of Tajikistan with a special focus on reproductive rights.

NHC: The Netherlands should continue to promote rule of law across the whole of Europe

At the NHC 25th anniversary reception, Chairman Ian de Jong of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee called for the Netherlands to not look away from problems in the maintainance of the rule of law and human rights in wider Europe.

NHC celebrates 25th anniversary

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee celebrates its 25th anniversary with a reception on Wednesday 24 October 2012.

Essay contest

On account of the conference about the protection and future of human rights there will be an essay contest among students. The conference will be held at The Hague University of Applied Science (Haagse Hogeschool) in The Hague and during the conference the winner will be announced.