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25 July 2012

Concern over detention of board member of Bridging the Gulf

NHC supports statement by the Civic Solidarity Platform on the amendments to the Russian NGO Law

The Civic Solidarity Platform, of which the NHC is a member, has issued a statement on the recently approved amendments to the draft NGO Law in Russia.

NHC partner ASTRA launches new media campaign on labour exploitation

The NHC’s partner in Serbia, ASTRA, presented its new media campaign “Human Trafficking. Labour exploitation. Serious and Organised Crime” at a press conference in Belgrade on June 19th.

NHC joins Human Rights appeal to EU on Central Asia policy

Civil society organisations from Central Asia and Europe have issued an appeal, containing a number of suggestions to improve the effectiveness and impact of EU action to promote human rights in Central Asia.

NHC contributes to improved child protection in Kyrgyzstan

A NHC-implemented project on children’s and women’s access to social and economic in Central Asia has significantly contributed to Parliament of Kyrgyzstan approving the code on Children on May 31 this year.

Third Expert Meeting for lawyers “Health and Psychological Consequences of Human Trafficking”

A third expert meeting for lawyers titled “Health and Psychological Consequences of Human Trafficking” was held at Zira Hotel, Belgrade, on May 18, 2012.

Bijeenkomst: De situatie van MOE-landers in Nederland

Op 21 mei 2012 organiseert het Nederlands Helsinki Comité een bijeenkomst over de migratie van mensen uit Midden –en Oost –Europa (‘MOE -landers’).

Kazakhstan: Ensure accountability for attack, protect journalists

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and organizations from Belgium, Poland and Norway express their dismay at the brutal attack on Kazakhstani journalist Lukpan Akhmedyarov.

New case of harassment of independent Uzbek journalist

Brussels, The Hague 10 April 2012. International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) deplore the conviction of Uzbek journalist Elena Bondar on spurious charges of promoting national hatred as an attempt to intimidate and punish her for her independent journalism work.

Call on the EU to push for implementation of Kazakhstan’s human rights commitments

With negotiations on a new EU-Kazakhstan cooperation agreement about to enter a new phase, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights appeal to the EU to use this agreement as an opportunity to push for concrete democracy and human rights progress in the Central Asian country.