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19 February 2020

Applications Now Open for Matra RoLT Training: “Public Finance Management”

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Gönül Öztürkoğlu

Gönül Öztürkoğlu, a human rights defender and peace activist, shares her story on defending human rights in Turkey and the retributions she faced.

Probation and Capacity Building in Europe: an Interview with Leading Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout

Interview with Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout shares his views probation and alternative sanctions, and penal reform in Europe.

Slovakia Takes Up EPTA Leadership to Work Towards Better Prisons

Meetings at the end of last year saw Slovakia take over leadership of the European Penitentiary Training Academies, a network that aims to improve cooperation amongst penitentiary training academies.

Russia’s Continuation in the Council of Europe: Challenges and Chances for Human Rights

Government and civil society representatives discuss the opportunities and risks of Russia's continued membership in the Council of Europe.

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Human Rights and Minorities”

Applications for Matra Rule of Law Human Rights and Minorities training are now open. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 February 2020.

The Magnitsky Act Comes to the EU: A Human Rights Sanctions Regime Proposed by the Netherlands

The EU has taken a significant step in combatting human rights violations worldwide by agreeing to take the first steps in a “Global Magnitsky Act.”

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Cihangir Öz

Cihangir Öz, a trans-activist, talks about their journey from protesting for workers rights as a teenager, to becoming an LGBTI rights defender in Turkey.

Defending Human Rights in Azerbaijan: Steadfast Determination in the Face of Repression

Rasul Jafarov and Gunay Ismayilova discuss defending human rights in Azerbaijan, including challenges, progress, and opportunities.

Thomas Carothers On Strengthening Civil Society: Is Current International Action Enough?

Democracy expert Thomas Carothers speaks to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) representatives about strengthening civil society.