Netherlands Helsinki Committee

General Introduction
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) is a non-governmental organisation which promotes human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region.

The Committee’s primary objectives are the promotion of the international and social legal order in order to facilitate the complete realisation of human rights; and additionally, the strengthening and supporting of the activities of international and national governmental and non-governmental organisations which promote those human rights. Working in conjunction with the OSCE, the Committee focuses on conflict prevention and the promotion of human rights, the rule of law and democracy. In order to fulfill these objectives, the NHC also cooperates with a number of partners in the Netherlands as well as in Central and Eastern Europe, such as the Council of Europe, NGOs, organisations representing legal professionals, Ministries and others.

The NHC office is located in The Hague. The staff of the NHC are responsible for the development and implementation of its activities.

Number of Staff

Vacancies and Internships

Who's who?
Mr H.K. Hummel - Executive Director
Mrs K. Hawlitschek - Deputy Director

Contact Information
Visiting address
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN The Hague

Postal address
P.O. Box 11717
2502 AS The Hague

Tel: +31 (0) 70 3926700
Fax: +31 (0) 70 3926550

Website: Netherlands Helsinki Committee

English and Dutch