For more than forty-five years Justice and Peace Netherlands has actively promoted respect for human rights, human dignity, solidarity and social justice all over the world. Justice and Peace’s approach is to link knowledge and expertise of our partners with a rights-based approach.
Our partners are human rights defenders or organisations, religious leaders, institutions or change makers working for local and national authorities or companies.
We support human rights defenders at the grassroots level with the Shelter City network and the The Hague Training Course for Human Rights Defenders on Security (THTC). We are also dedicated to an equitable treatment and protection of refugees, for example with our Welkom Hier programme. This grassroots work is the basis for policy influencing activities which we carry out at the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and towards national and local authorities.
Justice and Peace Netherlands is an organisation with Special Consultative Status at the United Nations (UN), has participatory status within the Council of Europe and is a member of the Human Rights and Democracy network (EU level).
Every person has a right to a dignified life. Irrespective of religion, belief, political opinion, race, gender, sexual orientation or marital status. Justice and Peace strives for a just and sustainable world. A world where people are protected by universal human rights and a fairer distribution of wealth and equality of opportunity is ensured.
26 February 2018
Justice and Peace Netherlands supports joint NGO response to the draft Copenhagen Declaration
More than 25 organisations have published their reaction on the draft of the Copenhagen Declaration, that puts new restrictions on the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.
20 February 2018
Justice and Peace calls on Hungary to withdraw draft NGO law silencing civil society
More than 250 organisations have signed an open letter calling of the Hungarian government to withdraw a draft law that will hinder the work of civil society and human rights defenders in Hungary.
16 February 2018
7 February 2018
Costa Rica becomes third international Shelter City for human rights defenders
The official signing of Shelter City Costa Rica marks an important step towards the protection of human rights defenders in Central and South America.
25 January 2018