Learn how the NHC builds and secures justice across Europe!
What in the world is the connection between the Netherlands and Helsinki? Find out during the International Day of Peace open house here at the NHC. There will be various interactive activities and presentations of our work, including games and quizzes on countries near and far, video clips, comics, and more!
During a visit you can find out:
- What effect does justice reform in the Balkans have on you here in the Netherlands?
- Why should you care that civil society is under pressure in Russia and Turkey?
- When human rights defenders are being arrested in the Azerbaijan, how can you help?
- What is cooperative security and how is it being pursued from Vancouver to Vladivostok?
Don’t miss your chance to learn about our work in promoting human rights and rule of law internationally and what you can do yourself back home.
We hope to see you there!
About the NHC:
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 in withstanding governmental pressure. Additionally, we work to improve the implementation of OSCE human dimension commitments and other international human rights agreements. We actively take part in several civil society networks of human rights NGOs in Europe.
About Het Nutshuis:
Het Nutshuis houses 10 social-cultural offices, out of which 4 are international. It is an independent podium for art, culture and society. Programmes are compiled with a particular emphasis on the backgrounds to, and diverse perspectives of, current social issues.
Het Nutshuis is continuing the ideology of Het Nut, a 19th-century citizens’ initiative that supported the ’development and elevation of the common man’. Improving the social position of the lower classes was an important part of this ambition. Not just in the socio-economic sense, but also in cultural terms. Het Nutshuis is still committed to the basis of this ideology, offering people the tools and knowledge that will help them to find their feet in an ever-changing urban environment. In Het Nutshuis, the public and groundbreakers have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and experiment.
Het Nutshuis is an initiative by Fonds1818.