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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

Sjaak Rijke freed: Koenders pleased and grateful

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders has expressed his delight at the news that Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke has been freed. Mr ...

News item | 07-04-2015 | 15:31

Koenders sounds alarm bell in UN Human Rights Council: ‘We must do our utmost to turn the tide’

Speaking at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, foreign minister Bert Koenders issued a call for action: ...

News item | 03-03-2015 | 16:22

Koenders to attend Human Rights Council and Disarmament Conference in Geneva

Tomorrow, foreign minister Bert Koenders will attend the opening of the UN Human Rights Council, where he will deliver a speech ...

News item | 01-03-2015 | 11:34

The Netherlands and Tunisia: committed to women’s rights in the Arab region

The Netherlands and Tunisia are to strengthen their cooperation on women’s rights. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development ...

News item | 06-02-2015 | 15:01

Koenders calls LRA commander’s arrival at the ICC ‘a step forwards in battle against impunity’

‘The arrival of Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, in The Hague to be tried at the International ...

News item | 21-01-2015 | 17:43

Koenders condemns execution of Dutch national in Indonesia

‘The Netherlands condemns the execution of Mr Ang in Indonesia. It is tragic that he and five others have been executed. My ...

News item | 17-01-2015 | 21:48

Koenders condemns flogging of Saudi blogger

Foreign minister Bert Koenders has asked the government of Saudi Arabia not to enforce the sentence imposed on Saudi blogger Raif ...

News item | 12-01-2015 | 11:19

2014 Human Rights Tulip for Mideast Youth

This year’s recipient of the Human Right Tulip is Mideast Youth. The Human Rights Tulip is an annual prize awarded by the ...

News item | 09-12-2014 | 12:29

Koenders praises Mideast Youth as paragon of innovative human rights work

‘Mideast Youth is not an organisation that opts for short-sighted quick fixes. It is innovative, a frontrunner in the digital ...

News item | 09-12-2014 | 09:33