Human Security Collective (HSC)

Human Security Collective (HSC) is a foundation based in The Hague working on issues of development, security and the involvement of citizens in their communities. We believe that the idea of human security, which is a holistic, people-centered approach rooted in human rights, provides an organizing frame for action. In our work, we address the current asymmetric character of decision-making in the domain of security by ensuring multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement, and protecting and expanding the operational and political space of civil society. HSC’s youth leadership programs take an approach which, with its elements of local ownership, trust-creation and empowering of agents for positive change within communities, strengthen a new generation of leadership that promotes critical thinking, gender parity, collective action and engagement with the security sector to strengthen social cohesion.


Doors open 14:30
Panel discussion 15:00 – 16:30
Doors close 17:00

Where were you on 9/11?

Panel discussion on the impacts of Counter Terrorism Measures on Human Rights (Defenders)
By: Justice and Peace, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Human Security Collective

Since the 9/11 attacks in New York countless laws have passed internationally to counter terrorism. For many, this is noticed only when removing our shoes or waiting in slow airport security lines. But how has this impacted human rights and those that defend them?

Come to The Nutshuis and meet three organisations working around the globe for human rights. Join this panel discussion on the impact of counter terrorism measures on human rights (defenders). Learn from experts in counter-terrorism measures and listen to the stories of human rights defenders themselves.

Register now!


Het Nutshuis
Riviervismarkt 5
2513 AM DEn Haag

Over Het Nutshuis

Het Nutshuis is een onafhankelijk podium voor maatschappelijke thema’s. In Het Nutshuis hebben tien maatschappelijke organisaties hun kantoren. Het programma wordt gemaakt met het oog op de achtergronden van – en veelzijdige perspectieven op maatschappelijke kwesties.


Most organisations have strict security. Because of this, we have added a list of the DO’s and DON’Ts for you. As a visitor, you’ll be required to follow these. You will receive your security passes a week beforehand via e-mail. We ask you to please bring it with you. The security of the organisations can ask you to show your passes. Although the chance is there that registration will be enough and you will not be asked to show your pass. At all times you are required to bring a legal personal ID, like a passport of a ID-Card. Bus-, library, etc. cards are not valid identification. Security checks take time, so please keep this in mind when visiting. We ask for your patience for any eventual waiting times.


  • Bring a valid ID like a passport or ID card
  • Bring a your admission ticket (print or online version)
  • Keep in mind that security checks can take some time.
  • Listen and comply with security.


  • Do not bring large bags.
  • Do not bring prams unless absolutely necessary.
  • Do not bring electronic devices.
  • Photos and video recordings aren’t always permitted.