by Linda Housman
February 7, 2013 – On October 4, 2012, a hearing of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, chaired by New Jersey politician Chris Smith, took place in Washington, which hearing was announced by the committee as “Listening to Victims of Child Sex Trafficking” in the Netherlands. During the hearing, former Dutch Secretary-General of Justice, Joris Demmink, was exposed as pedophile and child abuser. But who exactly is behind the Dutch department of the Helsinki Committee?
The sex trafficking and abuse of children is a crime that destroys the lives of the victims as well as the social fabric of society. The traffickers and abusers rely on their ability to frighten a child into silence or the reluctance of adults to listen when children speak. It is imperative that the justice system be ready to listen to allegations and to thoroughly investigate them.
The Helsinki Commission, in conjunction with the Victims’ Rights Caucus, will hold a briefing on how justice systems can most effectively respond to domestic and international allegations of child trafficking. The briefing will include a current case study in the Netherlands, where a government official has been accused of domestic and international child sex trafficking. Dutch authorities conducted a preliminary investigation, but many have found it grossly unsatisfactory as Dutch authorities interviewed only one of three victims and none of the available witnesses or facilitators of the alleged crime was interviewed. For more on the case study, please view the following video.
The following panelists are scheduled to participate:
Adèle van der Plas, Attorney for domestic and international child victims of sex trafficking, Bakker Schut & Van der Plas
Klaas Langendoen, Private Investigator, Former Chief of the Criminal Intelligence Service, Netherland
Survivor of child trafficking in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Samantha Vardaman, Senior Director for Shared Hope International
Visiting the website of the Netherlands Helsinki Commission (NHC) however led to a remarkable discovery. As can be read at the About Us page of the website, one of the members of executive committee of the NHC is no other than the known Dutch pedophile himself, Joris Demmink…
In the video below a spokesperson of Dutch activist group We Are Change Rotterdam asks Latvian Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, the question: “What if we find out that local Dutch authorities are involved in these crimes? [pedophilia and child abuse] Can they subsequently only be discussed in a far-away country like the United States?” Mr. Muižnieks indicates he has no knowledge of the Joris Demmink case and suggests to ask the NHC about the issue directly.
As Dutch whistleblower Micha Kat points out at his website, it seems that the infiltration of pedophiles reaches to the highest levels of international government and human rights organizations…