Marit Maij in 2016
|Member of the House of Representatives|
20 September 2012 – 23 March 2017
Marit Elisabeth Maij|
16 January 1972
|Political party||Labour Party|
Marit Elisabeth Maij (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmaːrɪt eːˈlisaːbɛt maːi]; born 16 January 1972) is a Dutch politician and former management consultant, diplomat as well as civil servant. She was a member of the House of Representatives for the Labour Party between 20 September 2012 and 23 March 2017.
Early life and education
During her late teens she was president of LAKS, an association of Dutch pupils.
Maij worked as an assistant to the CDA parliamentary group in the European Parliament, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the embassies in Costa Rica and Beijing, and as an advisor to several other Dutch Ministries.
House of Representatives
As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid) Maij was a member of the House of Representatives between 20 September 2012 and 23 March 2017. In parliament, she served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Defence Committee, the Committee on European Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.
In addition to her role in parliament, Maij served as member of the Dutch delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe between 2016 and 2017. She was the First Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination; a member of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee); and a member of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons. Between 2016 and 2017, she prepared the Assembly’s proposal on measures to prevent and combat online hate.
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