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Koenders urges Burundi to prevent large-scale violence

The Burundian government must do everything it can to prevent civil war in the African country. Those were the words of the ...

News item | 18-11-2015 | 18:35

Koenders: broad-based dialogue on human rights with China

The Netherlands and China recently held a broad-based dialogue on safeguarding human rights. The situation in both countries was ...

News item | 18-10-2015 | 00:00

International Commission on Missing Persons to be based in The Hague

Foreign minister Bert Koenders signed an agreement today establishing the headquarters of the International Commission on Missing ...

News item | 05-10-2015 | 15:17

Relieved Minister Koenders announces release of hostage Anja de Beer

Relieved Minister Koenders announces release of hostage Anja de Beer

News item | 10-09-2015 | 20:39

The 2015 Human Rights Tulip: public voting starts today

Human Rights Tulip

News item | 09-09-2015 | 11:45

Koenders: ‘We can’t turn a blind eye to the refugee crisis’

European countries must join forces to solve the refugee crisis, says foreign minister Bert Koenders. He is discussing the ...

News item | 04-09-2015 | 16:35

Koenders urges release of Syrian human rights activists – heroes of our time

On Sunday, the UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, foreign minister Bert Koenders called for the ...

News item | 30-08-2015 | 16:04

Koenders concerned about convictions of Al-Jazeera journalists

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders is concerned about the sentencing of journalists in Egypt on Saturday.

News item | 29-08-2015 | 19:37

Koenders expresses serious concern about human rights situation in Azerbaijan

Foreign minister Bert Koenders has strongly condemned the lengthy prison term handed down to human rights activists Leyla and ...

News item | 14-08-2015 | 19:55

Koenders: Never give up the fight against anti-Semitism

‘We must never give up the fight against racism and anti-Semitism. We owe that to the millions of people who died in the ...

News item | 16-07-2015 | 15:52