Executive Committee

The members of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) include former cabinet ministers, former diplomats, former senior army officers and those who have links with the major political parties, the judiciary, universities, trade unions, employer organisations, human rights organisations, prison administration and the churches.


Executive Committee (Board)


The NHC has an executive committee (board). In 2013 the executive committee consists of the following members:


Ian de Jong



Anna Meijknecht

General Secretary


Gido Visser



Angela Kaptein

Board Member



Takvor Avedissian

Edwin Bakker

Arie Bloed

Coşkun Çörüz

Joris Demmink

Quirine Eijkman

Tom Etty

Cees Flinterman

André Gerrits

Sjoerd Gosses

Anton van Kalmthout

Tini Kox

Rianne Letschert

Barbara Oomen

Gerritjan van Oven

Peter van der Sande

Elisabeth van der Steenhoven

Willy Thomassen

Ida van Veldhuizen

Tom Zwart

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