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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

Nominations opened for 2014 Human Rights Tulip

Starting today, human rights defenders from around the world may be nominated for the 2014 Human Rights Tulip, the Dutch ...

News item | 04-08-2014 | 14:15

The Netherlands steps up its efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict zones

Foreign minister Frans Timmermans has pledged to step up the country’s efforts to fight sexual violence in conflict zones. In ...

News item | 02-07-2014 | 10:21

Netherlands gets third Shelter City for human rights defenders

After The Hague and Middelburg, Nijmegen is now the third Dutch city to offer a haven to human rights defenders. Foreign minister ...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 17:24

Timmermans to attend summit on sexual violence in conflict

On Thursday 12 June, Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans will attend an international summit in London against sexual ...

News item | 05-06-2014 | 08:54

Ploumen concerned about polio epidemic in Pakistan

In Pakistan Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, voiced her concern about the polio epidemic ...

News item | 26-05-2014 | 18:26

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

Dutch lawyer Maud de Boer-Buquicchio was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child ...

News item | 14-05-2014 | 17:24