Joris VoorhoeveJoris Jacob Clemens Voorhoeve (born 22 December 1945) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and political scientist.
Voorhoeve, a Political scientist by occupation, was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives on 16 September 1982 after the general election of 1982. After the general election of 1986 the Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives Ed Nijpels resigned and Voorhoeve was chosen to succeed him in both positions. He later served as Minister of Defence and Minister for Netherlands Antilles and Aruba Affairs in the First Kok cabinet from 22 August 1994 until 3 August 1998. He received severe criticism for his role in the Srebrenica massacre but did not resign. He served as Member of the Council of State from 1 December 1999 until 1 January 2011.
In 2010 he left the VVD and joined the Democrats 66 party.
Voorhoeve is also a member of the Dutch Foreign Ministry's Advisory Council on International Affairs and of the Trilateral Commission.
His son is the political philosopher Alex Voorhoeve.
Joris Voorhoeve served as Co-Chair of the Board of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, GPPAC, from 2010 till 2017, and as Chair of the Board of the foregoing institution, the European Centre for Conflict Prevention, ECCP, from 2007. Provided by Wikipedia