High Commissioner of Human Rights

Stef Blok
Apr 3 '19 14:20

The Asian state of Brunei implemented new strict Islamic laws on Wednesday, which allows the death penalty for homosexual intercourse and for women who had an abortion to be publicly flogged. The Netherlands is "deeply concerned" by these "inhumane penalties", Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Aairs said on Twitter.

"A serious breach of international human rights", the Dutch Foreign Minister said. "The Netherlands joins [UN Human Rights Chief] Michelle Bachelet in urging the government of Brunei to halt implementation of the revised Penal Code."

Oct 14 '14 15:06

According to the Ninls Muiznieks, High Commissioner for Human Rights of the human rights organization Council of Europe, undocumented immigrants in the Netherlands are in legal limbo and this situation needs to be urgently addressed.

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