Harry Jacob van den Bergh studied Political Science and Social Sciences at the University
of Amsterdam. He was a Member of the Dutch Parliament, a member of the Council of
Europe, a member of the city council of Amstelveen, and a member of the supervisory
boards of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and of the Truman Institute. Currently, Van
den Bergh is a member of the Dutch Committee of Human Rights Watch and the chair of
Humanity in Action The Netherlands.
Kathalijne Buitenweg is PhD researcher European Law at the University of Amsterdam
and a member of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights. Buitenweg has obtained a
doctorate in American Studies and European Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
From 1999-2000 she was a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch political
party Groenlinks (Green left). Before she was a co-worker of the fraction of Green left in the
European and Dutch Parliament. She was a member of the committee of civil liberties,
justice and home affairs. She in particular focused on the equal treatment of people and
the fight against discrimination. Since 2011, Buitenweg is also a member of the human
rights committee of The Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV).