Harry Hummel has been active in human rights advocacy since 1972, when he joined Amnesty International. He has been working with AI Netherlands in a range of capacities, including Acting Executive Director position, for more than 35 years. Since 2010 he has been involved with the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, acting as its Executive Director and then Associate Policy Director. Within the NHC, Mr Hummel works on innovative strategy development, external representation and advocacy. He also represents the NHC in the Civic Solidarity Platform and the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. He has been member of the Steering Committee of the Forum since 2013.