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23 October 2015

HDIM side event on legal protection of trafficked persons

Commemoration of “disappearances” in Belarus

On 16 September, four enforced disappearances which took place in Belarus in 1999 and 2000 were commemorated in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

NHC to take part in Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

As in previous years, the NHC will be represented at the annual OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, to be held in Warsaw from 21 September to 2 October. The NHC is involved in the organization of three specific events during this year's meeting.

Publication: Promoting a Victim Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The research "Promoting a Victim Centred Approach in Trafficking Cases" assesses the treatment of trafficked persons in criminal and other relevant legal proceedings and their access to legal aid and representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

NHC calls on the IOC to promote implementation of international human rights standards by Kazakhstan

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has joined the campaign by the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law and called on the International Olympic Committee to promote implementation of international human rights standards by the Kazakhstani Government.

Crowdfunding project to help juvenile detainees in Albania

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has started a crowdfunding project for juvenile prisoners in Lezhe, Albania. Currently, 16 juveniles live in horrendous conditions in the prison of Lezhe in Albania.

Stricter controls needed to avoid transborder corruption and excessive environmental damage in investment projects in Russia

Better safeguards are needed against international complicity in the use of opaque and improper procedures in realizing large scale extraction and industrial projects in Russia. These procedures, as well as the track record of Russian counterparts, give rise to suspicions of involvement in corruption from the side of international partners.

Human rights defenders’ solidarity match for Azerbaijan

As the first-ever European Games continue, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Justice and Peace and human rights defenders from all over the world gathered for a solidarity sports event in the Royal Noordeinde Palace Garden in The Hague on the 20th of June.

NHC calls for more people-to-people contacts with Russia

The NHC has called on the Dutch parliament to increase attention for people-to-people contacts in relations with Russia. The recently issued governmental policy paper on relations with Russia is scheduled for debate on 25 June.

Kyrgyz Parliament: Reject “Foreign Agents” Bill in Plenary

The following statement is issued by the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) - a network of human rights NGOs in Europe, North America and the former Soviet Union - to the members of Kyrgyzstan's parliament to reject the "foreign agents" bill that is under consideration in Parliament at this moment.