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The Netherlands continues to call for release of Nobel Prize winner

By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Committee turns the spotlight on the important work of human rights ...

News item | 08-10-2010 | 00:00

Handbook on defending gay rights

Foreign minister Maxime Verhagen yesterday sent the new handbook Mensenrechten en Seksuele Oriëntatie (‘Human Rights and Sexual ...

News item | 29-09-2010 | 00:00

Dutchman appointed to UN Human Rights Committee

The Dutch professor Cees Flinterman was today elected to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Committee that monitors ...

News item | 02-09-2010 | 00:00

World Humanitarian Day

On 19 August, we celebrated the second World Humanitarian Day. People around the world paid tribute to the humanitarian aid ...

News item | 19-08-2010 | 00:00

Netherlands concerned about fate of Iranian Baha’i leaders

The Netherlands is very concerned about the fate of seven leaders of the Baha’i community in Iran. They are accused of being ...

News item | 12-08-2010 | 00:00

More than 170 nominations for the Human Rights Defenders Tulip

This year, 174 human rights defenders have been nominated for the Human Rights Defenders Tulip, the Dutch government’s human ...

News item | 09-07-2010 | 00:00

Ministers to meet in the Netherlands to champion internet freedom

Foreign ministers will be meeting later this year in the Netherlands to decide on measures to strengthen freedom of expression on ...

News item | 08-07-2010 | 00:00

Verhagen condemns conviction of Syrian Geuzen Medal holder

Foreign minister Maxime Verhagen has called upon the Syrian authorities to release human rights defender Haytham Al-Maleh without ...

News item | 07-07-2010 | 00:00

Netherlands pleased with new UN women’s organisation

The Netherlands is delighted that the United Nations General Assembly has voted to create a new institution, UN Women, which will ...

News item | 02-07-2010 | 00:00

Doing business with respect for human rights

Protecting and promoting human rights is not only the responsibility of the government. Businesses, too, are accepting that they ...

News item | 28-06-2010 | 00:00