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04 August 2020

01 August 1975: The lasting inspiration of the Helsinki Accords

45 years since the Helsinki Accords

Three prominent academics and diplomats reflect on the lasting legacy and inspiration of the Helsinki Accords on the 45th anniversary of the signing.

OSCE ODIHR publishes report on the impact of Covid-19 measures on human rights

The ODIHR published a report on the impact of Covid-19-related emergency measures on human rights and democracy.

Update on EPTA Annual Conference 2020

Due to the uncertain situation related to Covid-19, the EPTA Annual Conference 2020 will be held as an online event.

NHC congratulates the Ireland-based NGO Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre is the winner of the 2020 Max van der Stoel Award.

Defending Human Rights is not a Crime: Turkey’s ruling against Istanbul-10

The NHC strongly condemns the prison sentences handed down on 3 July 2020 against four human rights defenders in Turkey.

Defending Human Rights in Ukraine: Activism Report January – March 2020

In partnership with the NHC, ZMINA Human Rights Centre published a report detailing the trends of persecution against activist and human rights defenders from January to March 2020.

The LGBTI+ Community Contribute to Society Just Like Everybody Else! – Awareness Raising Campaign Launched in Albania

Albanian NGOs launched a video as the start of an awareness-raising campaign to portray the diversity within the LGBTI+ community and call for respect.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Yasemin Öz

From the importance of LGTBI+ representation to the role of LGTBI+ allies, human rights defender and lawyer Yasemin Öz discusses the landscape for defending LGTBI+ in Turkey.

ECJ Finds Hungary’s Foreign-Funded NGO Law in Breach of EU Law

The ECJ ruled the Hungarian Lex NGO law to be in breach of EU Laws. The NGO law is one of may tensions between Hungary and the EU regarding the Rule of Law.