About

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 stories for a better world. It is our 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 artists, 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 is a lawyer and human rights defender working on issues of abolition of the death penalty, torture, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Liliana De Marco is the Executive Director of Protection International

Carin Benninger is Programme Director Convention Against Torture Programma at OMCT

The Advisory Board has four members and is chaired by Professor Cees Flinterman.

Cees Flinterman, Honorary Professor of Human Rights, former member of the Human Rights Commitee and CEDAW

David Vriesendorp, Owner of Eb & Vloed Communicatie

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

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