Human rights: the Netherlands and Timor-Leste
The Netherlands is your partner in defending human rights.
Human Rights Tulip
The Netherlands supports human rights defenders. Every year the Dutch government presents an award called the Human Rights Tulip.
The Netherlands works for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It also promotes equal rights for women.
The Netherlands combats human rights violations and promotes freedom of expression, freedom of religion and belief, and internet freedom. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief, political opinion, race or sex or on any other grounds is not permitted.
Trade and development cooperation
The Netherlands also addresses human rights in its trade and development relationships.
Human Rights Ambassador
The Netherlands has a Human Rights Ambassador and a Human Rights Fund.
Human rights: the Netherlands and your country or region
For more information on this topic, contact the embassy or consulate.