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Nighat Dad recipient of 2016 Human Rights Tulip

The 2016 Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to the Pakistani internet activist Nighat Dad. Foreign minister Bert Koenders will ...

News item | 06-11-2016 | 10:48

Netherlands voices deep concern at threatened withdrawal from ICC by African countries

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has expressed deep concern that African countries intend to withdraw from membership of the ...

News item | 21-10-2016 | 19:00

Extra aid for Yemen, Iraq and the Lake Chad region

Living conditions for millions of people in Yemen, Iraq and the Lake Chad region are continuing to worsen. The Netherlands is ...

News item | 19-09-2016 | 00:00

The 2016 Human Rights Tulip: public voting starts today

Who will receive the Human Rights Tulip this year? Public voting for this Dutch human rights award opens today. Until 7 September ...

News item | 29-08-2016 | 12:30

International coalition launched for LGBTI equal rights

In Uruguay on Wednesday an international coalition was launched for equal rights worldwide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

News item | 14-07-2016 | 15:55

The Netherlands pledges extra educational support for refugee children

The government is to provide additional funding to educate children in emergency situations and long-term crises. This was ...

News item | 23-05-2016 | 00:00

Koenders speaks out against anti-LGBT laws in US

Speaking in Washington on Thursday evening, foreign minister Bert Koenders made forceful criticisms of recent legislation in a ...

News item | 13-05-2016 | 01:00

Human rights defenders from Azerbaijan find respite in the Netherlands

On Tuesday, human rights defenders Arif and Leyla Yunus arrived in the Netherlands after a testing time in Azerbaijan. Welcoming ...

News item | 21-04-2016 | 10:05

Koenders expresses sympathy in Rawagede

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders spoke on Friday with relatives of victims of the summary executions carried out by ...

News item | 25-03-2016 | 17:00

Koenders: we should reflect on our history with Indonesia

On Thursday foreign minister Bert Koenders was at the Erasmus Huis in Jakarta, where he addressed a large audience of young ...

News item | 24-03-2016 | 09:12