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The day to day work of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee is led by Executive Director Harry Hummel and Deputy Director Jan de Vries, within the framework set by the Board.
The Board consists of the following members:
Ian de Jong, Chairman
Anna Meijknecht, General Secretary
Gido Visser, Treasurer
The Committee has an oversight (Raad van Toezicht) role. The Committee includes former diplomats, civil servants and political representatives who have worked in fields relevant to human rights and rule of law, and (former) members of the judiciary, academics and from other civil society organizations and the media world.
Anton van Kalmthout
Henk van der Kolk
Gerritjan van Oven
Peter van der Sande
Elisabeth van der Steenhoven
Ida van Veldhuizen
Jaap de Zwaan
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