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06 December 2016

Azerbaijan – Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

Report and handbook from ASTRA: anti-trafficking laws and policies in Serbia

On December 2, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Anti Trafficking Action – Serbia (ASTRA) presents a report and handbook on human trafficking in Serbia.

Magyar Helsinki Bizottság v. Hungary

On November 8, 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human rights ruled that Hungary has violated the Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s (HHC) right to freedom of information and expression.

Human Rights Defender Bokayev and Activist Ayanov Sentenced to Five Years Prison

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights denounce the hefty sentence to the human rights activists following a trial that did not live up to the internationally accepted standards of justice.

NHC signs on to the Civic Charter

The NHC has officially signed on to the Civic Charter - The Global Framework for People's Participation.

FRA conference calls for a united front for security and human rights

EU officials are working to build trust and maintain respect in the face of terrorist threats. On November 14, EU representatives met in Vienna to discuss strategies for ensuring security and fundamental rights within the EU.

Lawyers network meeting: improving access to justice for trafficked persons

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) and the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings are organizing a meeting for lawyers and NGOs about the provision of legal assistance for human trafficking victims on 22 and 23 November 2016 in Strasbourg, France.

Tentative optimism? Obama reassures world leaders Trump will observe commitment to NATO allies

Days after the election that shook the nation and political leaders around the globe, Obama has announced that Donald Trump will stand by America’s commitment to sustaining NATO alliances.

NHC strongly condemns the attack on Krassimir Kanev

Statement of the Civic Solidarity Platform Members on the Attack on the Chair of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Krassimir Kanev

Human Rights Groups Call to Suspend Azerbaijan from Participation in EITI

Letter by 18 civil society organisations to the Members of the Board of the Extractive Industries Transperancy Initiative on the Working Conditions of Civil Society in Azerbaijan.