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31 January 2019 Strengthening Civil Society

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Meltem Aslan

European Parliament Votes in Favour of the European Values Instrument

The European Parliament recently voted in favour of the European Values Instrument. Find out why this is an important step in defending civic space and democracy in Europe.

Applications Now Open for the Matra RoLT Training: “Human Rights and Minorities”

NHC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Matra Rule of Law Training Human Rights and Minorities.

My Human Rights Hero: students from the Royal Academy of Art present the ‘Gentle Opponent’

The My Human Rights Hero Exhibition has been expanded with a collection of work by students from the The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art.

Civil Society’s Role in Monitoring the Implementation of Human Rights Judgements Should Increase

The European Implementation Network's held its first General Assembly in December. The role of civil society in ECtHR judgements was discussed.

Rule of Law is Not Only a National Matter

The 2018 Rule of Law Training Alumni Day took place in Belgrade this year. Participants discussed the rule of law and important role civil servants play in its functioning.

Steps Made Towards Probation Reform in Ukraine

A delegation from Ukrainie's justice sector went to the Netherlands for a study visit to strength their capacity in establishing and implementing an effective probation service.

IN MEMORIAM: Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Passes Away at 91

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, passed away in Moscow at the age of 91 on 8 December 2018

Pepijn Gerrits, NHC Executive Director, on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary

Pepijn Gerrits reflects on the importance of civic space on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

NGO Letter of Support for a Targeted, Global EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime

NGOs from around the world issue a letter to European foreign ministries in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime.