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Who are we?

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is a growing non-governmental organization that promotes human rights, the rule of law and justice in all countries of wider Europe, including Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia as well as the European Union. Building on our track record of 35 years, we consider it to be our mission to inspire, engage and support catalysts of change in building just and rights-respecting societies.

We believe that everybody can be a catalyst of change, and we are ready to support them by strengthening their capacities and by amplifying their voices through advocacy and campaigns. Our networks reach out to civil society, governments as well as the justice chain. We are able to mobilise the right peer-to-peer expertise and build bridges to bring about the change we need.

The NHC office is located in heart of The Hague at the vibrant Nutshuis and has an international staff (about 25 people) working on three programmes: Human Rights Defence, Integrity and Accountability and Rights-Based Justice.

Interested in joining the team? Please find out Vacancies and Opportunities below.



Security and Human Rights Monitor

The Security and Human Rights Monitor (SHRM), our longest standing project, is a multifaceted platform that provides analysis on the work of the OSCE, as well as on security and human rights challenges stemming from the OSCE region and beyond. The SHRM is a combination of the respected journal Security and Human Rights (founded in 1990 and formerly known as Helsinki Monitor) and its former blog. Discover the SHRM via the website and find out about submitting an article to the journal here.

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