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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

Timmermans honours Anne Frank in Washington

‘This tree reminds us that we must always continue to fight for justice, tolerance and human rights.’ Foreign minister Frans ...

News item | 30-04-2014 | 16:06

New paths towards promoting human rights worldwide

Civil society organisations around the world are increasingly vocal in demanding universal rights. At the same time, some regimes ...

News item | 25-04-2014 | 17:06

Netherlands favours strong Human Rights Council

In its campaign for a seat in the Human Rights Council, the Netherlands will draw attention to violence against women, child ...

News item | 17-03-2014 | 16:29

Timmermans awards Geuzen Medal to Hammarberg

‘We need independent international judges to safeguard human rights, however much it upsets national politicians,’ said foreign ...

News item | 17-03-2014 | 10:58