On 5/6 March Dennis de Jong and Ellen Verhoog attended on behalf of the intergroup and upon invitation of the EEAS a number of side events on the occasion of the 40th session of the Human rights Council. The main objective of the visit was to present the intergroup’s latest annual report to the UN-community […]
Here is the report: Download the report And here is the annex: Download the annex
On January 8, Intergroup co-chairs, Dennis de Jong and Peter van Dalen sent a letter to President Juncker outlining their ideas for the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. You can read both their letter, and the response from the Commission, below.
It is with deep sorrow that the intergroup received the news about the unexpected passing away of Asma Jahangir, on 11 February. Dennis de Jong, co-chair of the intergroup, states about her: ‘It was an honour for me to work closely together with Asma, especially when she was the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of […]
With great concern the Intergroup takes note of the Turkish attacks on Afrin. We are particularly concerned about the position of religious minorities in the region and therefore call on the Turkish authority to avoid religious minorities becoming victims of their attacks. This call for attention for religious minorities is based on information we have […]