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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

Human Rights Tulip awarded to Pakistani organisation Aahung

‘Aahung owes its success to the ability to give human rights a human face,’ foreign minister Frans Timmermans said today on ...

News item | 12-12-2013 | 16:37

Human Rights Tulip for Pakistani organisation Aahung

The 2013 Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to Aahung, a Pakistani organisation that actively promotes the reproductive health ...

News item | 10-12-2013 | 00:00

Netherlands supports Trust Fund for Victims of crimes against humanity

Next year the Netherlands will contribute €1 million to the Trust Fund for Victims, the organisation created by the Rome Statute ...

News item | 22-11-2013 | 13:25

Timmermans: ‘Democratisation and respect for human rights go hand in hand’

Foreign minister Frans Timmermans today attended the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) on the Indonesian island of Bali. The annual ...

News item | 07-11-2013 | 16:49

Online poll for human rights prize

The vote for a winner of the Human Rights Tulip has been opened to the public. Anyone can go to and ...

News item | 10-10-2013 | 13:23