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Netherlands Helsinki Committee

The Hague, Netherlands
Joined January 2018

Human rights capacity building (both with government institutions and civil society)and advocacy in Europe and Central Asia.

Presence in: Netherlands
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Other

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and strengthens the rule of law and democracy in all countries of Europe, including the Central Asian countries participating in the OSCE.

Our work lies primarily in executing projects to strengthen legal protection and improve public policies that affect vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. We support human rights NGOs to withstand governmental pressure. Additionally, we work to improve the implementation of OSCE human dimension commitments and other international human rights agreements. We take active part in several civil society networks of human rights NGOs in Europe.

People Associated With This Organization

Harry Hummel

Netherlands Helsinki Committee
Joined January 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment
Human rights NGO worker (volunteer and staff) since 1972. Amnesty International Netherlands, then Netherlands Helsinki Committee.
Interest in
. interfaces, overlaps and possible synergies between civil society action on human rights, good governance, fight against corruption,
. advocacy for human rights outside the human rights arena,
. promoting human rights culture, education for justice and judicial integrity
Harry Hummel is the network champion (main point of contact) for Netherlands Helsinki Committee.

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