We educate towards democracy and human rights
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Slovakia
The main goal and mission of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Slovakia (HVS) is to raise awareness of human rights and the overall improvement of the human rights environment in Slovakia. We build on the legacy and values of November 89, therefore we perceive the need to protect human rights, freedom and democracy as a main priority. For almost 30 years, we have been pointing out human rights violations and educating for democratic citizenship and tolerance. We believe that a necessary condition for a society that values peace, justice and freedom is respect for human dignity. Our vision is to build a country where fundamental rights and freedoms are protected.
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Access to a sustainable environment is now a human right
Based on the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution, access to a clean and sustainable environment is now a human right. This decision shows the importance of cooperation when it comes to protecting the environment and fighting climate change. However, this is not the only planned measure. The third volume of the Human Rights Handbook for local and regional elected representatives is being prepared.The focus of the handbook will be sustainable development and the environment.