The leadership of the Netherlands on Human Rights Front


The Human Rights Tulip   is an award of the Dutch government,  organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for:

Courageous Human Rights Defenders who promote and Support Human Rights in Innovative ways.

  1. Additional:  The U.S Department of State Human Rights Defenders’ Fund
  2. The United Kingdom’s Foreign Policy on promoting Human Rights in the World
  3. The Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on April 7, 2016:

In order to improve the protection of Human Rights Worldwide, we need Brave and Active Individuals  who denounce shortcomings in their Countries and Stand up for these Rights. We want to Honour the work of these women and men, who demonstrate Great Civic Courage and face significant personal risks as a result of their commitment, by awarding the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law.  April 8, 2016 © German Federal Foreign Office