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Rosenthal backs UN Special Rapporteur’s plea for internet freedom

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal spoke yesterday with Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of ...

News item | 31-05-2011 | 15:33

Netherlands keen to foster internet freedom worldwide

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal said in Brussels today that freedom of expression must be guaranteed, including on the internet. ...

News item | 23-05-2011 | 15:53

Knapen to invest in preventive health care and human rights in Africa

Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation Ben Knapen told parliament on Wednesday that Dutch development ...

News item | 20-05-2011 | 16:01

Human rights ambassador visits Egypt

At the ‘Framing the Future’ conference in Cairo yesterday, Dutch human rights ambassador Lionel Veer said: ‘Freedom of ...

News item | 18-05-2011 | 16:08

Praise for Dutch policy on culture and public diplomacy

Former US ambassador to the Netherlands and Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy Cynthia Schneider is impressed ...

News item | 18-05-2011 | 16:03

Rosenthal: compact human rights policy for concrete results

Foreign affairs minister Uri Rosenthal is pursuing a coherent and compact human rights policy with which the Netherlands can ...

News item | 17-05-2011 | 08:55

Knapen: maternal mortality is unacceptable

It is vital for the international community to do everything it can to support sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) ...

News item | 16-05-2011 | 09:09

Nominations for Human Rights Defenders Tulip open

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Human Rights Defenders Tulip, a human rights award presented by the Dutch ...

News item | 29-04-2011 | 13:28

Rosenthal proposes EU measures against Syria

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal has praised the courage of anti-government demonstrators in Syria. He has also called on the ...

News item | 26-04-2011 | 13:42

Ex-minister Max van der Stoel dies

On 23 April former Minister of Foreign Affairs Max van der Stoel passed away at the age of 86.

News item | 24-04-2011 | 13:44