An independent organisation dedicated to defending, promoting and protecting human rights, focusing specifically on the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The IHRC has specific expertise and experience of the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. By focusing international attention on the violation of human rights of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, we give voice to the oppression faced by Ahmadi Muslims endeavoring to bring the perpetrators of such crimes to account.
Harry van Bommel (1962) was a Member of the Dutch parliament from 1998 until 2017 and a prominent member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. In this capacity he regularly raised the issue of the persecution of Ahmadiyya muslims in Pakistan. Mr. Van Bommel has a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, and holds a Bachelor degree in education. A staunch supporter of people’s livelihood in areas of poverty and injustice, he has been a regular visitor to developing countries in Africa and Asia, with a strong focus on the position of ethnic and religious minorities. On his initiative Khalifa Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was invited to address the Dutch Parliament. Mr. Van Bommel in recent years trained young politicians and activists in Iraq, Egypt, Surinam and Armenia. Harry van Bommel currently serves as strategic advisor to the council of Zwolle in the Netherlands and is still active as an international election monitor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).