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Human rights ambassador praises courage of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer

This is a man who, despite many years of persecution, continues to fight tirelessly for freedom and justice,’ the Dutch human ...

News item | 15-04-2011 | 14:27

EU imposes sanctions on 32 Iranian human rights abusers

The European foreign ministers have decided to impose sanctions on 32 Iranian human rights abusers.

News item | 15-04-2011 | 14:13

Rosenthal: now to restore democracy to Côte d’Ivoire

‘I hope that this puts an end to the violence in Côte d’Ivoire, clearing the way for democratically elected president Alassane ...

News item | 12-04-2011 | 14:31

Netherlands suspends aid to Yemeni government

The Dutch government made a decision yesterday to suspend a major portion of its aid to governmental institutions in Yemen. ‘We ...

News item | 05-04-2011 | 15:14

Rosenthal: compact human rights policy for concrete results

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

News item | 05-04-2011 | 15:09

Rosenthal: respect internet freedom

‘New communications media have the power to effect positive change. We have seen this in the recent uprisings in the Arab world. ...

News item | 24-03-2011 | 12:57

More countries join in opposing criminalisation of homosexuality

This week, 85 countries issued a Joint Statement in the Human Rights Council in Geneva calling for an end to the criminalisation ...

News item | 24-03-2011 | 12:49

Armed forces awarded Geuzen Medal

The Chief of Defence, General Peter van Uhm, accepted the Geuzen Medal in Vlaardingen today. The armed forces received the award ...

News item | 23-03-2011 | 11:15

EU to impose sanctions on Iran for human rights violations

EU foreign ministers have decided to adopt sanctions against human rights violators in Iran. Certain individuals will be banned ...

News item | 21-03-2011 | 00:00

€1 million emergency aid for Côte d’Ivoire refugees

Tens of thousands are fleeing Côte d’Ivoire, where the situation has been extremely tense since the presidential elections at the ...

News item | 18-03-2011 | 00:00