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Netherlands pledges €7.5 million to support High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Netherlands will next year contribute €7.5 million to support the work of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Foreign ...

News item | 17-05-2013 | 14:04

Murder of Iraqi human rights defender condemned

Foreign minister Frans Timmermans and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen have condemned the murder of Jalal Dhiab, ...

News item | 28-04-2013 | 00:00

Human rights a Dutch foreign policy priority

Human rights are a priority for Dutch foreign policy. This was foreign minister Frans Timmermans’ message at a meeting on Dutch ...

News item | 17-04-2013 | 15:09

Draft agreement on EU accession to ECHR important step

‘The draft agreement on the European Union’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights is an important step,’ says ...

News item | 08-04-2013 | 17:14

Netherlands to help women in the Middle East

With its Women on the Frontline fund, the Netherlands will seek to help women in the Middle East and North Africa organise ...

News item | 07-03-2013 | 00:00

Work of High Commissioner on National Minorities must continue

The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) will probably be needed for another twenty years, foreign minister Frans ...

News item | 07-03-2013 | 00:00

Top priority for the Netherlands: supporting human rights defenders

The Netherlands supports human rights defenders and organisations in their efforts to secure respect for human rights. In his ...

News item | 25-02-2013 | 00:00

An astute statesman, academic and jurist

‘A well-respected statesman, academic and jurist. But above all, a warm-hearted human being,’ was how Frans Timmermans summed up ...

News item | 15-02-2013 | 13:51

Ploumen: human rights defenders in Congo need protection

Emergency workers and human rights defenders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must be protected, says Lilianne ...

News item | 05-02-2013 | 13:24

The Netherlands expresses concern about gay rights in Russia

Foreign minister Frans Timmerman has expressed concern on behalf of the Netherlands to Russia about a legislative bill that would ...

News item | 01-02-2013 | 17:12