What does the Institute do?
The Institute protects, monitors, explains and promotes human rights in the Netherlands through research, advice, awareness raising and through individual assessment in the case of discrimination.
The Institute will report each year on the situation in the Netherlands in relation to human rights. In order to monitor international recommendations effectively, from the United Nations for example, the Institute has collected these recommendations in a knowledge bank which is to be found on the website www.mensenrechtenkwesties.nl.
The Human Rights Institute takes over all the activities of the Equal Treatment Commission. This means that the Institute promotes and monitors compliance with the equal treatment laws and assesses whether discrimination has taken place in the workplace, in education or as a consumer in individual cases.
Human rights are everywhere and relate to broad social developments. Among the themes which the Human Rights Institute will focus on in the coming years are:
- Care for the elderly and human rights
- Migration and human rights
- Access to work
For further details see:
- The Annual Report 2014
- Human Rights in The Netherlands - Summary and recommendations of The Status Report 2014
- Flyer about The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (2014)
- The Strategic Plan (August 2013)
- The Legislation Equal Treatment (May 2013)
- The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights Act (April 2011)
- The Explanatory Memorandum to the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights Act (January 2011)