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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

Dutch government announces measures in response to Ugandan anti-gay law

The government is to take measures against Uganda following President Museveni’s decision to sign legislation toughening ...

News item | 24-02-2014 | 14:40

The Netherlands considers measures against Uganda

Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans believes that a strong response will be required from the Netherlands if Ugandan ...

News item | 19-02-2014 | 09:41

New Tunisian constitution sets an example for other countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans has responded to Tunisia’s adoption of a new constitution by saying: ‘I congratulate ...

News item | 07-02-2014 | 15:29

Ploumen speaks in Sweden about textiles

On Tuesday, Lilianne Ploumen (Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) is visiting Sweden. As well as getting to ...

News item | 29-01-2014 | 09:20

Syrian women make their voices heard in peace process

The Syrian Women’s Initiative for Peace and Democracy has called for worldwide support for Syria’s peace process and for the ...

News item | 14-01-2014 | 13:27

Human rights talks resume between Netherlands and China

In the past week China and the Netherlands have resumed their consultations on human rights. Human Rights Ambassador Lionel Veer ...

News item | 19-12-2013 | 00:00