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Immediate ban on flights from South Africa

The government has decided to impose an immediate ban on flights from South Africa. The ban took effect this evening, 21 December ...

News item | 21-12-2020 | 23:00

Ferry passengers to be denied entry at Dutch ports

A ban on carrying passengers has been imposed on ferry services to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom. The ban will take ...

News item | 21-12-2020 | 07:59

Restrictions on travel from the United Kingdom

A contagious new variant of coronavirus has been detected in the United Kingdom. This strain of the virus is thought to spread ...

News item | 20-12-2020 | 00:59

Lilit Martirosyan receives Human Rights Tulip 2020

The Human Rights Tulip 2020 was awarded today to Lilit Martirosyan. Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok presented the prize ...

News item | 10-12-2020 | 17:26

New support for press freedom at international conference hosted by foreign minister Stef Blok

More than 50 countries have pledged in a statement, The Hague Commitment to increase the Safety of Journalists, to independently ...

News item | 09-12-2020 | 19:36

58 countries stand up for press freedom at conference in The Hague

On Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December, ministers from 58 countries will take part in an international conference on press ...

News item | 08-12-2020 | 12:27

Introducing the European Human Rights Ambassadors: A Joint Blog

Would you like to meet us or ask a question? Join us for a virtual webinar on 18 November 2020 at 15:30 CET. Save the date in ...

News item | 13-11-2020 | 13:50

Final three nominees Human Rights Tulip 2020

The Government of the Netherlands is honoured to announce the final three nominees for the Human Rights Tulip of 2020. After ...

News item | 13-10-2020 | 16:16

The Netherlands holds Syria responsible for gross human rights violations

Today the Netherlands announced its decision to hold Syria responsible under international law for gross human rights violations ...

News item | 18-09-2020 | 11:34

International cooperation essential to the Netherlands’ security and prosperity

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that our security and prosperity are directly dependant on global ...

News item | 15-09-2020 | 15:16