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  • Annual Report 2016

    Annual Report 2016

    The Annual Assembly of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee has released the 2016 Annual report. The report illustrated the wide range of activities NHC of last year, and underlined the importance of continued engagement for fundamental human rights in an unstable world. Human rights in Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and the South Caucasus remain in the center of our attention, where we through cooperation with local civil society are an efficient advocate for fundamental human rights defense at home and abroad. In 2016, we became a member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and also the assumed the responsibility of hosting the secretariat for the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB).

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  • Statement of International Delegation of Trial Monitors

    Turkey:

    Statement of International Delegation of Trial Monitors

    “The trial proceedings against Dr. Küni ignored the most basic of international fair trial standards, and failed to take into account the arbitrary nature of the charges against him”. Deputy Secretary General Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal is currently on mission to Turkey. He is part of an international trial monitoring group, monitoring the trial against Dr. Serdar Küni, a medical doctor who provided medical treatment during clashes in Cizre in 2015 and 2016.

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  • Addressing the human rights situation in the North Caucasus

    North Caucasus report in PACE:

    Addressing the human rights situation in the North Caucasus

    Ahead of the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Amnesty International, Article 19, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Center “Memorial” and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee have written to the members of the Assembly to urge them to participate in the Plenary debate on the report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights on “Human Rights in the North Caucasus” and to support the adoption of the very important resolution and recommendations raised by the report.

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