Switzerland: General anti-COVID measures prohibiting public events for a lengthy period were in breach of the Convention

In the case of Communaute genevoise d’action syndicale (CGAS) v Switzerland, the applicant complained to the European Court of Human Rights (ECrHR) of being deprived of the rights to organise and participate in public events following the adoption of government measures … Continue reading

“Not my crime, still my sentence” Video produced by Probacja

COPE recently collaborated with Ewelina Startek (project manager, Probacja Association), Sebastian Juszczyk (director, (Www.juzzmedia.com), and Mateusz Przyłęcki (art direction) to create a powerful film, telling the story of four children affected by parental imprisonment. It uses real-life voice recordings of … Continue reading

The Czech Helsinki Committee, alongside 33 other organisations, calls on EU Leaders to take a stand against France´s Islamophobic Witch Hunt

CHC, alongside 33 civil society organisations, expresses solidarity with FEMYSO and denounces France’s discriminatory actions following its recent attacks against the youth-led Muslim civil rights organisation. Over the past months, the French government has launched countless administrative procedures to shut … Continue reading

Protecting Human Rights in Prisons while Preventing Radicalization Leading to Terrorism or Violence (2021): A New Publication from OSCE/ODIHR and PRI

ODIHR, along with PRI have made a new publication, which provides a tailored guidance to detention monitors – including National Preventive Mechanism (NPMs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and civil society – and on human rights risks arising in preventing … Continue reading

Czech Helsinki Committee (CHC) attended Children of Prisoners (COPE) Webinar „Mitigating Uncertainty for Children: From pre-trial procedures to the COVID-19 pandemic“

On 3 June 2021, the Czech Helsinki Committee representatives attended the Children of Prisoners (COPE) online conference “Mitigating Uncertainty for Children: From pre-trial procedures to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The webinar explored uncertainty and its impact on children. For children, the … Continue reading

Press release: CHC attended Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL’s) Webinar on Resolving Domestic Violence: Has the Istanbul Convention had an Impact?

On the 16th of April 2021 CHC representative attended Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL’s) ‘Human Rights Webinar on Resolving Domestic Violence: Has the Istanbul Convention had an Impact’? Over 150 participants gathered online to discuss the significant … Continue reading

European Network Against Racism (ENAR) talks about Denmark and its long tradition of denying structural racism as an obstacle for ethnic minorities

The Czech Helsinki Committee (CHC), as a member of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), shares information related to its recent activities. By the end of July 2020, European Network Against Racism (ENAR) published information about Denmark and its long … Continue reading