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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

‘Eliminate violence against women’ say Koenders and Ebadi

On Tuesday, foreign minister Bert Koenders met Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. The meeting coincided with the ...

News item | 25-11-2014 | 15:31

Koenders: impunity for murderers of journalists must end

All too often those who assault or murder journalists escape punishment. On Sunday, foreign minister Bert Koenders said, ‘The ...

News item | 03-11-2014 | 17:11

Government extremely concerned for Asia Bibi’s fate

In response to parliamentary questions, foreign minister Bert Koenders has let it be known that the government regrets the ...

News item | 03-11-2014 | 13:13

Final six candidates for Human Rights Tulip announced

The final six candidates for the Human Rights Tulip 2014 have been announced. The jury, headed by former UN Special Rapporteur on ...

News item | 22-10-2014 | 09:29

Netherlands elected to UN Human Rights Council

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was today elected to the Human Rights Council for the 2015-2017 period by the UN General Assembly. ...

News item | 21-10-2014 | 18:25

State to pay compensation to eight Sulawesi widows

The Dutch state is to award €20,000 in compensation to eight widows of victims of summary executions in the former Dutch East ...

News item | 17-10-2014 | 09:41

Max van der Stoel Award goes to Kyrgyzstani human rights organisation

‘Kyrgyzstan has resolutely taken up the challenge of building a multiparty democracy,’ said foreign minister Frans Timmermans ...

News item | 03-10-2014 | 16:26

Public to vote for the 2014 Human Rights Tulip

Public voting for the 2014 Human Rights Tulip has begun. Voting ends on Friday 10 October. Anyone wishing to vote can go to ...

News item | 29-09-2014 | 10:53

Human rights defender Frank la Rue to chair the Human Rights Tulip 2014 jury

Guatemalan Frank la Rue, a human rights defender and former Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, ...

News item | 03-09-2014 | 00:00