Written Statement NHRI NL-Yvonne Donders

Written Statement NHRI NL-Yvonne Donders


It is an honour to be here as Commissioner of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and highlight some concerns about the human rights situation in the Netherlands. The Institute is the independent National Human Rights Institute of the Netherlands, accredited with an A-status since 2014.

I will focus on four key human rights concerns reflecting or in addition to our written statement in March.1 We coordinated with other speakers to cover as much ground as possible.

Our key concerns are:

  1. Institutional racism
  2. The human rights situation in the Caribbean Netherlands
  3. The housing crisis
  4. Aggression and intimidation aimed at journalists and media personalities