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02 June 2015

Defending the rights of human trafficking victims in Slovakia: Report on the First Expert Meeting in Slovakia for lawyers

Study visit in The Netherlands – Interview of two participants from CC Lipjan

From 28 April until 1 May, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI) organized a study visit in The Netherlands for sixteen representatives from the Correctional Centre (CC) Lipjan in Kosovo.

CPT Anniversary Conference to be followed up in Council of Europe

The implementation of recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture can be substantially improved, said professor Anton van Kalmthout in The Hague on 8 May.

Azerbaijan’s top human rights lawyer convicted to 7,5 years in prison

Intigam Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s renowned human rights lawyer with an impeccable international reputation, has been convicted to 7.5 years in prison.

Outcry over 6,5 year sentence for Rasul Jafarov

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is shocked by yesterday’s 6,5 year prison sentence for Rasul Jafarov.

The NHC hosted a group of law students from Leiden University

On Thursday April 9th 2015 the Netherlands Helsinki Committee hosted a group of law students from the Leiden University’s LLM programme Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law.

Kick-off series Expert Meetings for lawyers on providing legal aid to victims of human trafficking

On March 31st the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and it’s partner organization in Bulgaria, Animus Association Foundation, organized the first Expert Meeting on human trafficking-related topics for lawyers, in Sofia.

EU: Use Brussels visit of Kyrgyzstan’s president to secure human rights commitments

EU leaders should prominently address human rights issues with Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev, who is in Brussels for meetings on 26-27 March, and insist that he use his powers to ensure compliance with the country's international human rights obligations.

Fair trial for Azerbaijan’s prisoners of conscience

In 2014, Azerbaijani authorities arrested, convicted or imprisoned at least 34 journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders and civil society activists.

Tajikistan: Findings of UN Committee should serve as a roadmap for change

The Tajikistani NGO coalition on promoting economic and social rights, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights call on the government of Tajikistan to cooperate with civil society.