Independent voice

Laureaat Freedom of Speech Award 1982

Max van der Stoel Laureaat Freedom of Speech Award 1982

From 1960 to 1982 he was a member of the Dutch Parliament. He served twice as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also served as a member of the European Parliament and the United Nations Commission for Human Rights. For his courageous and independent voice which has spoken effectively and eloquently in the defense of human rights.