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The Foundation Human Rights in the Picture was officially established on 15 May 2013 by Jan de Koning and Nadja Houben in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Its founding board members are Cees Flinterman, David Vriesendorp and Jan de Koning.


At Human Rights in the Picture we visualise human rights for a better world. As such, Human Rights in the Picture has as its mission to promote respect for human rights through film, art, new media and education aiming to reach a divers and broad audience.


Working from The Hague the small team is strengthened by a hub of filmmakers, visual arts, photographers, translators, editors, educators, human rights defenders, lawyers,NGOs, diplomats and students. They share their talents with us and together we use art to make this world a better place.


The board currently has three members while the seat of chair is vacant.


Zainab Malik, Lawyer and human rights defender at Justice Project Pakistan


Executive Director at Protection International


Programme Director / Global CAT Civil Society Programme at OMCT


The Advisory Board has four members.


Cees Flinterman, Former member of the UN Human Rights Committee, Honorary Professor of Human Rights


David Vriesendorp
Owner of Eb & Vloed Communicatie


Jan de Koning,
Owner and founder of De Koning Vergouwen Law Firm, Amsterdam


Theo van Boven,
Professor International Law and former Head of the UN Centre for Human Rights and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

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