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Justice and Peace Netherlands (Shelter City Initiative)

  • Services offered
  • Relocation
  • Target demographic
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Emergency assistance

Guidelines of assistance

Travel and visas of the human rights advocates are arranged and paid for by Justice and Peace. Justice and Peace likewise provides health insurance and is responsible for both the travel and stay of each human rights advocate.


Shelter City is a national initiative of Justice and Peace, in collaboration with Dutch cities, focusing specifically on the protection of human rights advocates. When human rights advocates are under intense pressure because of their work, they can apply for a three-month temporary shelter in one of the eight Dutch Shelter Cities: Amsterdam, The Hague, Middelburg, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Tilburg, and Groningen. In these eight cities, about 20 human rights advocates per year can be provided rest and respite.

Last updated Sep 14, 2017
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