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07 July 2016

Turkey: Release and ongoing judicial harassment of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin.

First judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina to train colleagues in human trafficking issues

Nine judges and prosecutors were trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to become trainers in human trafficking issues within the project “Promoting a Victim Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

Interview with Prison Expert Edward Lucaci

Edward Lucaci is a Prison Expert of the project 'Support to the enforcement probation and rehabilitation system' in Moldova. What are his experiences in the field and what do his activities entail? Lucaci illuminates.

Risk Assessment training in Bijelo Polje

Evaluation of risk is the foundation of all types of reintegration activities. This was the basic idea at the Risk Assessment training held in Montenegro where trainees worked together on the use of a common tool kit.

Grave concern about the arrest of three Turkish human rights defenders and journalists.

Members of the OSCE-wide NGO coalition Civic Solidarity Platform express their grave concern about the arrest on the 20th of June 2016 of the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu (journalist associated with Reporters Without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin in connection with their participation in the campaign to counter suppression of the Özgür Gündem journal.

Interview with Andrej Yurov in Trouw

The Russian human rights defender Andrej Yurov visited the Netherlands in June 2016. The Dutch newspaper Trouw interviewed him. Read the article here.

Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race

The Formula One Group leadership should urge the Azerbaijani government to release unjustly imprisoned activists and journalists ahead of the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan, said the Sport for Rights coalition today.

Montenegro: Seeing is Believing

A group of 12 Montenegrin legal experts visited the Netherlands aiming to get an insight into the use of alternative sanctions in the Dutch criminal justice system and the organisation of probation work.

Azerbaijan: Independent Media Under Unprecedented Attack

On World Press Freedom Day 2016 we call the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate and concrete steps to cease the persecution of the independent media, starting with the unconditional release of Khadija Ismayilova and Azerbaijan's other political prisoners.

NHC and Minister of Justice of Ukraine Discuss Access to Crimea for Human Rights Defenders and Rule of Law Needs

On March 21, the NHC welcomed a high-level Ukrainian delegation, led by the Minister of Justice Mr. Pavlo Petrenko. The meeting was organized to discuss ways of boosting Dutch-Ukrainian cooperation in human rights protection and strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine.