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16 March 2015

Ella Poliakova to visit the NHC

Conference on Prevention of Torture in Europe, 8 May in The Hague: Register Now!

Registration is now open for the Conference on the Prevention of Torture in Europe, which the NHC organizes on 8 May, at the premises of and with the cooperation of The Hague University for Applied Sciences.

Tajikistan discussed at Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: NGO perspective

The situation with regard to economic, social and cultural rights in Tajikistan has been discussed during the 54th session of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights on February 24th and 25th in Geneva.

Appeal for release of environmental campaigner Yevgeni Vitishko

The NHC joined an appeal questioning the imprisonment of environmental campaigner Yevgeni Vitishko, a member of the Russian NGO Environmental Watch North Caucasus.

Help Albanian juveniles!

Currently, 16 juveniles live in horrendous conditions in the prison of Lezhe, Albania. They need a separate building with access to education, so they can improve their prospects for a successful future.

An Albanian Study of the Gender Perspective in the Criminal Justice System

Like in many countries, women in conflict with the law in Albania are neglected as policies are drafted with only the male majority of offenders in mind, creating an urgent need for greater consideration of women's needs in criminal justice and penal policy.

Study Visit Albania – the Netherlands

From 26 January until 30 January, an Albanian delegation visits the Netherlands for a study visit in the framework of the Matra CoPROL project promoting a victim-centred approach in trafficking cases.

Sport for Rights Campaign Kicks Off

As member of the international NGO coalition “Sport for Rights”, the NHC signed a joint statement to the president of the European Olympic Committee concerning the first European Games that are due to be held in Azerbaijan in June 2015.

Hearings of Azerbaijan’s prisoners of conscience have started

The preliminary hearing in the case of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent human rights defender and a prisoner of conscience, was held in Baku on January 15, 2015.

Increasing Concern over Azerbaijani Human Rights Defenders

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is concerned about the further intensification of the Azerbaijani authorities’ campaign against human rights defenders towards the end of 2014.