India Committee of the Netherlands
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HUMAN RIGHTS - DOSSIER ADVOCACY
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Jul 3, 2017:
Dutch govt in ‘dialogue with India on human rights’ (The Times of India):
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Netherlands, Joel Voordewind of the Dutch parliament raised some questions for his PM Mark Rutte. On June 30, the Dutch minister of foreign affairs responded on behalf of the PM.
Jun 30, 2017:
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by Member Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
(subm. Jun 22, 2017) to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the visit of Prime Minister Modi of India to the Netherlands
Jun 22, 2017:
Parliamentary Questions by Member Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the visit of Prime Minister Modi of India to the Netherlands
Feb 13, 2017:
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by Member Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
(subm. Jan 31, 2017) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the exclusion of civil society organisations by the Indian government
Jan 31, 2017:
Parliamentary Questions by Member Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the exclusion of civil society organisations by the Indian government
2016
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Jun 23, 2016:
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by Member Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
(subm. Jun 10, 2016) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the restriction of freedom of expression in India
Jun 10, 2016:
Parliamentary Questions by Member Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
to the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the restriction of freedom of expression in India
2015
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Jun 15, 2015:
Answers to Dutch Parliamentary Questions by members Servaes and Vos (both Labour Party)
(subm. Jun 3, 2015) to the Prime Minister, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the trade mission to India and the request of a number of NGOs to advocate for freedom of organisation and speech
Jun 3, 2015:
Parliamentary Questions
on Trade Mission India & Freedom for critical NGOs
May 29, 2015:
Open letter to Prime Minister Rutte (ICN, Greenpeace ....)
Be an advocate in India for freedom of organization and speech
2013
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Jun 10, 2013:
Answers Dutch Minister Timmermans to parliamentary follow-up questions by ChristianUnion :
(subm. May 6, 2013) on sexual violence against women in India and constraints for human rights organizations
May 8, 2013:
Asian Development Bank complicit in human rights violations in India
Exploitation of workers, violations of labour laws, child labour, hazardous working conditions and lethal accidents at the work place. This is just a sample related to 10 projects that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) finances in India.
Mar 12, 2013:
Answers from Minister of Foreign Affairs to Questions Dutch Parliament :
(subm. Jan 28, 2013) on sexual violence against women in India and constraints for human rights organizations
Jan 28, 2013:
Dutch Parliamentary Questions to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation :
on sexual violence against women in India and constraints for human rights organizations
Nov 19, 2004:
Linking trade to human rights (Deccan Herald):
Many human rights organisations hold that diversity trade audits can be used to eliminate Dalit discrimination.
Nov 8, 2004:
EU and India agree 'Strategic Partnership' (IPS News Agency):
The European Union and India have signed an unprecedented 'strategic partnership' deal amidst concerns over India's human rights record.
Feb 19, 2004:
2003
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Apr 15, 2003:
Members European Parliament suggest: 'suspend aid to Gujarat' - Netherlands government criticises human rights situation Gujarat (PRESS RELEASE ICN):
Four members of the European Parliament from different political parties have asked the European Commission to suspend official development aid to Gujarat till it is clear that those guilty of the massacre on 2000 Muslims are being punished, the victims rehabilitated and an end is put to the marginalisation of Christians and Muslims (Questions European Parliament on Gujarat: www.indianet.nl/v030408e.html). The parliamentarians express their concern that Hindu fundamentalism is leading to increasing violence against religious minorities.
The members of Parliament also want to know if and how the Commission has followed up on the serious concerns expressed last year about the situation in Gujarat. They asked the Commission as well what recommendations they can give to European companies that are active in Gujarat 'in order to avoid that they contribute to the discrimination of religious and other minorities'.
The four parliamentarians are from the four biggest political groups: the Liberal Democrats, the Socialists, the Christian Democrats and the Greens. The initiative has been taken by Mr. Bob van de Bos from the Liberal Democrats.
Mar 11, 2003:
European Union and Netherlands should suspend official aid to Gujarat (PRESS RELEASE ICN):
Both the European Union (EU) and The Netherlands have thus far continued their official development co-operation with the state government of Gujarat (India), also after Chief Minister Modi of the ruling BJP won the elections in December 2002 after a hate campaign against the Muslim minority. Since June 2002 the EU and The Netherlands have not publicly raised their voice again about the massacre supported by the Modi-government on more than 2000 Muslims in Gujarat, even though it is becoming clear that surviving victims have no access to justice and are hardly being rehabilitated and compensated.
The position of The Netherlands and the EU calls for an explanation in the light of 'good governance' criteria, including respect for human rights, that especially The Netherlands considers to be thé cornerstone for government to government development co-operation.



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