The States-General (Staten-Generaal) is the bicameral legislative body of the Netherlands. It consists of the Senate (Eerste Kamer) and the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). The democratically elected MPs of the House of Representatives have powers to propose, discuss and adopt legislation, as well as to check government actions. The latter takes the form of formal interrogations (addressing parliamentary questions to the cabinet ministers), which may result in motions urging the cabinet to take action, or refrain from taking any action.

MPs with an interest in human rights and HRD issues can discuss and address the Dutch government’s policy on defenders, in the framework of the Netherlands.

Harry van Bommel

Political party: Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij) Position: Member of the Dutch House of Representatives of the States-General Contact: HvBommel@sp.nl Web page: http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/bommel-h-van-sp http://www.harryvanbommel.nl/
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Sjoera Dikkers

Political party: Labour Party (Partij Van de Arbeid) Position: Member of the Dutch House of Representatives of the States-General Contact: s.dikkers@tweedekamer.nl Web page: http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/dikkers-sw-pvda http://www.sjoeradikkers.pvda.nl/
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Angelien Eijsink

Political party: Labour Party (Partij Van de Arbeid) Position: Member of the House of Representatives for the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) Contact: A.Eijsink@tweedekamer.nl Web page: http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/eijsink-amc-pvda http://www.angelieneijsink.pvda.nl/
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Wassila Hachchi

Political party: Democrats 66 (Democraten 66) Position: Member of the Dutch House of Representatives of the States-General Contact: w.hachchi@tweedekamer.nl Web page: http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/hachchi-w-d66 http://www.wassilahachchi.nl/
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Alexander Pechtold

Political party: Democrats 66 (Democraten 66) Position: D66 chairperson in the House of Representatives of the States General Contact: a.pechtold@tweedekamer.nl Web page: http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/pechtold-d66
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Joël Voordewind

Political party: The ChristianUnion (ChristenUnie) Position: Member of the Dutch House of Representatives of the States-General Contact: j.voordewind@tweedekamer.nl Web page: http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/voordewind-js-cu http://www.joelvoordewind.nl/
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