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10 September 2013

NHC issues joint statement to CEDAW

Information and discussion event “Belarus: Human Rights and Economy”

"Belarus: Human Rights and Economy" will take place on September 12, 2013 in Amsterdam. The information and discussion event will address the human rights situation in Belarus and the economic sanctions and their effectiveness.

NHC appeals against the closure of the Voronezh Human Rights House

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee has sent a letter to the governor of the Voronezh region (Russia) appealing against the imminent closure of the Voronezh Human Rights House.

Support for LGBT-rights in Russia

Netherlands Helsinki Committee director Harry Hummel spoke at a protest against the Russian LGBT policy held on 25 August in Amsterdam.

NHC: ‘Reintegration process of young detainees in Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo needs to improve’

During their time in detention, juveniles in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo are hardly able to work towards their reintegration into society.

Judicial authorities in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina focus on victims of human trafficking

Judges, prosecutors and judicial academies in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina will be supported by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee to make sure the rights of victims of human trafficking are guaranteed during judicial procedures.

Shadow report on the Kyrgyz Repblic’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Netherlands Helsinki Committee's partner in Kyrgyzstan, the Child Rights Defender's League (Liga Zaschitnikov Prav Rebyonka) has coordinated the writing of a shadow report on the implementation by the Republic of Kyrgyzstan of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Better integration of human rights needed in legislation and sentencing

For the rule of law to be realized, international human rights law must be taken fully on board, NHC director Harry Hummel said in a speech on 11 July 2013 in Vienna.

4th General Assembly EU-Russia Civil Society Forum in The Hague

This year the NHC coordinates the annual General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, which will take place in The Hague on 5-7 October. The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is a platform aimed at promoting cooperation between civil society in Russia and the European Union.

Foundation Max van der Stoel established

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee congratulates the Foundation Max van der Stoel on their establishment in June 2013. The new Foundation is linked to the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid), of which Max van der Stoel was a member.