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Membership of political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Assembly Member

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative-Netherlands
  • from 24/04/2017 to 29/09/2019 Substitute-Netherlands

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Children


Last speeches

31/01/2020 | 12:35:42 Thank you, Chair and thank you all colleagues for this debate and your support. I also want to thank you die hard colleagues for your patience to stay with us during this final debate in the last part of the session of PACE 2020. I first start to apologise that Mr Stefan SCHENNACH because he has to leave down to the schedule change from this meeting this morning. He had to leave to catch his transport back home. I'll try to answer where possible on both the reports. But as I said, I am glad for ... 31/01/2020 | 12:02:43 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, At first, I would like to thank Mr Stefan SCHENNACH for presenting his excellent report on "Organ transplant tourism". It reads like a medical thriller, when it was not that this is about real lives, real lives getting destroyed when we do not continue our fight against illegal activities like organ trade. As Mr Stefan SCHENNACH stated in his report, "a solid legal framework regarding organ transplant already exists". This in contrast to the limited atte... 26/06/2019 | 11:46:12 Thank you Chair. Dear colleagues, first of all I want to thank you for participating in this very interesting debate and for all your strong support and sharing experiences from your own country and situations which show the importance of this report. Both situations. Situations that are not good yet and hopeful situations like what I heard from Hungary. I want to address a special word of thanks to the Commissioner of Human Rights, Ms Dunja Mijatovic, for supporting this report. Also for her st... 26/06/2019 | 10:14:54 Thank you, Madam President, Fifty-five steps, uphill, counted Eleanor Riese, every time she forced her sick body up to the Courthouse, to battle for her right to refuse medical treatment as a psychiatric patient. In fact, while the patient’s rights to be informed about the consequences and side effects of a treatment, and to refuse or consent to treatment, have become a common practice in most healthcare settings, during the last decades, Eleanor’s case was different. That is because she had a m...