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The Security and Human Rights Monitor (SHRM) is a platform for debate, analysis, information, and developments relevant to the mandate of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It focuses in particular on the inter-relationship between security and human rights.

Historical background

The SHRM is a combination of the respected journal Security and Human Rights (founded in 1990 and formerly known as Helsinki Monitor) and its former blog.

The SHRM is administered under the auspices of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC), thanks to the generous support of donors. Content is produced under the guidance of an editorial board.


SHRM includes several components. These include analysis, opinion, news, and interviews. Furthermore, readers will also find a selection of open-access, peer-reviewed articles, previously published by the acclaimed publisher Brill/Nijhoff and currently self-published by SHRM. The views expressed here represent those of the authors and not of the SHR Monitor or of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee.


  • Cooperative security
  • East-West relations
  • European and Euro-Atlantic security
  • Conventional arms control
  • Conflict prevention
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Protracted conflicts in the OSCE region
  • Cyber security
  • Confidence-building measures
  • Migration
  • Anti-radicalization
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Activities of OSCE Field Operations
  • Economic and environmental aspects of security
  • Minority issues
  • Democracy-building
  • Elections in the OSCE region
  • Human rights issues

Who We Are

The publications on the SHRM are supervised and reviewed by an Editorial Board and website editors, consisting of professionals and experts from across the OSCE region. The views expressed in the various articles represent those of the contributors.

Guest contributions

The SHRM welcomes guest contributions from experts on issues relevant to the OSCE mandate who wish to reach a relevant audience of OSCE practitioners, policymakers and academics. Contributions that address security and human rights issues in a more general way are also welcome. If you are interested in contributing, please use the following email address: