Marit Maij

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Marit Maij
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Marit Maij in 2016
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
20 September 2012 – 23 March 2017
Personal details
Born Marit Elisabeth Maij
(1972-01-16) 16 January 1972 (age 45)
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Political party Labour Party
Mother Hanja Maij-Weggen

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[edit]

Marit Elisabeth Maij was born on 16 January 1972 in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.[1] She is the daughter of Christian Democratic Appeal politician Hanja Maij-Weggen.[1]

During her late teens she was president of LAKS, an association of Dutch pupils.

Maij studied political science at the University of Amsterdam, obtained an MBA from the European University, and studied at the Open University of Catalonia.

Career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Drs. M.E. (Marit) Maij (in Dutch), Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ The Assembly says no to online hate Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, press release of 27 January 2017.

External links[edit]

  • (in Dutch) Marit Maij at the website of the Labour Party
  • (in Dutch) Marit Maij at the website of the House of Representatives