Human rights are rights that apply worldwide, to all people, in all places, at all times. They are the foundations of a democracy in which every person counts. The Netherlands strives to protect and promote human rights all over the world.
- Human Rights Tulip
- Promoting human rights
- Promoting freedom of expression, including internet freedom
- Protecting freedom of religion and belief
- Equal rights for all
What does the Netherlands do to strengthen human rights worldwide?
Promoting and protecting human rights worldwide is a priority in the foreign policy of the Netherlands. The Netherlands employs a wide array of actions and initiatives geared towards the strengthening of human rights. For a comprehensive overview of these actions in 2014, please see the Human Rights Report 2014.
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