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Ida van Veldhuizen

Ida van Veldhuizen is a former diplomat and Ambassador of the Netherlands. She served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague and abroad in several functions, including Bonn, Jakarta, Luxemburg and Brussels. Van Veldhuizen served as the Netherland’s Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia (1998-2002) and then as Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2002-2006). She also served as the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna (2006-2010). During this period, van Veldhuizen worked closely with the NHC on a number of human rights related projects, notably at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meetings in Warsaw. Van Veldhuizen works with the NHC to strengthen the protection of human rights, democracy, freedom of speech and the rule of law in Europe and Central Asia. She would like to encourage Helsinki Committees in the OSCE area to work more closely together.

Van Veldhuizen studied Notary Law and International Law at Leiden University and completed a post-graduate degree at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations.