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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

Koenders to press for legal same-sex marriage throughout the EU

Foreign minister Bert Koenders plans to press for the recognition of same-sex marriage throughout the European Union. He said ...

News item | 16-06-2015 | 09:19

Nominations for 2015 Human Rights Tulip now open

Nominations for the 2015 Human Rights Tulip opened today. Until 15 July, anyone can nominate a candidate on the website ...

News item | 15-06-2015 | 16:30

Government approves action plan on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The cabinet has approved a plan of action for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, proposed ...

News item | 12-06-2015 | 16:02

Greater efforts needed to ensure respect and justice for all, says Koenders

‘Protecting global human rights means more than ticking off items on a list or making grand pronouncements. Instead of indulging ...

News item | 08-06-2015 | 16:17

Follow-up to Dutch initiative against trafficking of Filipinos

There is to be broad international action to stop the exploitation of Filipino workers worldwide. That is the substance of the ...

News item | 05-06-2015 | 16:03

Netherlands supports free press in words and deeds

Today is World Press Freedom Day. Freedom of expression and press freedom are essential to the correct functioning of a democracy ...

News item | 01-05-2015 | 13:39