On 23-24 September 2010, the National Institute of Criminology celebrated its 50th Anniversary Year with a conference on "Freedom, Security and Justice" primarily dealing with criminal policy and criminal cooperation of EU Member States. Petra Bárd was chairing the session on "Freedom".
In June 2015 a new book entitled "The Rule of Law and Terrorism" edited by Petra Bárd was published by hvgorac publishing house. The starting momentum of the volume was a conference held by HES under the same title in 2006.
HES supports the appeal of numerous civil organisations to the member states of the OSCE in January 2011 to take urgent action against the Republic of Belarus because of the massive human rights violations by the authorities.