Dutch human rights policy goes ‘compact’

The Netherlands is to pursue a ‘coherent and compact’ human rights policy which will allow it to achieve ‘concrete results’, foreign minister Uri Rosenthal told MPs earlier this week.

Entitled Responsible for Freedom, the new human rights policy document is underpinned by the principles of ‘effectiveness, selectivity and cooperation’, the foreign ministry said.
Dutch human rights will focus on freedom of expression, including internet freedom, freedom of religion and belief, lesbian and gay rights and women’s rights. The camgaign against child labour will also continue, the ministry said in a statement.

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