Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 06:59
Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, made a strong argument against populism, during an annual lecture in September, in honour of Holocaust survivor Abel Herzberg. "We increasingly notice that parts of society are susceptible to half-truths, manipulation, fake news", she said. She drew a comparison with the Weimar Republic - Germany just after World War I - where democracy was overthrown by increasingly radical parties. Kaag also said that she is regularly confronted with her Dutch identity as a person married to a Palestinian man. She regularly has to explain that her daughter is really her daughter, just because she looks 'different'. "Sometimes, because of my marriage and career, I am treated as a foreigner in my own country. And then I wonder: who decides that? Who is the Dutch foreign national, and who is not. In the stereotype I often clearly belong, and more painfully, my children too."
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:46
If you travel a few kilometres from The Hague, you’ll find one of the Netherlands' grandest hotels: the Kurhaus. This is where Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta spent the night on 7 October 2014 ahead of his ICC status conference. He was accompanied by dozens of MPs and The Hague Trials Kenya.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 13:51
Cartoon by GADO
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in The Hague for his ICC status conference scheduled for 8 October 2014. Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 100 members of parliament will be in The Hague in a show of solidarity with Kenyatta.