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Frans Timmermans meets Surinamese counterpart Winston Lackin

Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans today spoke with Surinamese foreign minister Winston Lackin. The meeting at the ...

News item | 28-01-2013 | 13:38

The Netherlands and Cuba to open dialogue

Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans today had a first meeting with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. The ...

News item | 28-01-2013 | 13:34

Netherlands supports trial of former Chadian dictator Habré by Senegal

The Netherlands is contributing €1 million to the trial of Hissène Habré. The former Chadian dictator is being held responsible ...

News item | 11-12-2012 | 11:35

Human Rights Defenders Tulip 2012 awarded to Indian campaigner

The independent jury for the Dutch Human Rights Defenders Tulip has awarded the 2012 Tulip to Marimuthu Barathan (51) from India. ...

News item | 11-12-2012 | 08:38

United Nations determined to eliminate violence against women

By unanimous vote, the United Nations has adopted a resolution, proposed by the Netherlands and France, to eliminate violence ...

News item | 28-11-2012 | 00:00

Netherlands takes action on violence against women and domestic violence

The Dutch Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has today signed the Convention on preventing and ...

News item | 16-11-2012 | 10:46

Ten years of the International Criminal Court: much achieved, much still to do

‘The International Criminal Court plays an essential role in preventing crimes, protecting people and bringing perpetrators to ...

News item | 14-11-2012 | 14:16

Rosenthal discusses cooperation with China

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal had talks today in Beijing with Jia Qinglin, chairman of China's People's Political Consultative ...

News item | 09-10-2012 | 15:56

Rosenthal: preventing atrocities a priority

‘The situation in Syria is a daily reminder that we were unable to prevent this tragedy. The global community simply has to do ...

News item | 01-10-2012 | 16:27

Rosenthal calls for individual freedom of religion

(New York) ‘The freedom of religion, belief and thought is an inviolable individual right.’ This was foreign minister Uri ...

News item | 27-09-2012 | 16:53