Hans Thoolen

July 7, 2016

Hans Thoolen is the Secretary of the Martin Ennals Foundation. He (Co-)founded several NGOs including the Dutch Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (NJCM, 1974), HURIDOCS, International Alert, True Heroes and the Martin Ennals Award itself.  Former Executive Secretary of the International Commission of Jurists, first Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, served 15 years in the UN, mostly with the High Commissioner for Refugees. Until April 2012 he served as Chair of the Martin Ennals Foundation. Writes a blog on HRDs http://thoolen.wordpress.com/