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03 September 2020

Defending Human Rights in Ukraine: Activism Report April – June 2020

New EPTA project proposal approved by the European Commission

The NHC is happy to announce that the European Commission has approved its proposal for a new EPTA project.

Feature Interview: Promoting rehabilitation rather than retribution in criminal justice—Kosovo: Improving Chances Post-Release for Juvenile Detainees

NHC partner Nehat Thaçi, Director General of the Kosovo Correctional Service, discusses what changes have been implemented, and the importance of prison reform for all parts of society.

The right to fair elections and peaceful protests: NHC joins call to invoke Moscow mechanism in Belarus

The NHC stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors in Belarus against the manipulation of the elections of 9 August by the government.

Montenegro’s Probation Success Paves the Way for Others

In 2019 the NHC facilitated a transfer of knowledge from the Montenegrin probation service to a newly established project with the Ukrainian Center of Probation.

Promoting rehabilitation rather than retribution in criminal justice— Ukraine: Working together to develop probation

In this interview, Jochum Wildeman and Koen Goei share their experiences with helping to further the Ukrainian probation system.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cihan Aydın

Cihan Aydın shares his experiences as a human rights defender in Turkey.

The Hague continues to grow as international City of Peace and Justice

Survey results have shown that international organisations play a stable and significant role in The Hague’s economy and represent a growing sector.

On “Reviving the Helsinki Spirit”

Robert van Voren reflects on the legacy of the Helsinki Accords and looks to the future and t "Reviving the Helsinki Spirit" in the lead up to 2025.

Reflections on the 1990 Copenhagen document

Harry Hummel reflects on the Copenhagen Document (1990) and its contribution to the legacy of the Helsinki Accords in his speech to the OSCE