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Netherlands

2019

04

Jun

1,600 children missing from Dutch asylum shelters

More than 1600 child asylum seekers have gone missing from their accommodation in the last four and a half years, raising fears that some may have been pushed into street crime and prostitution. According to figures obtained by NRC, the number is higher than previously thought because separate figures were kept by the COA, the […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: TRT Haber , Dutch News

21

May

Investigation launched into ethnic profiling at Dutch Tax Authority

The Dutch data protection authority AP is investigating possible ethnic profiling by the Tax Authority. There are indications that the Tax Authority used information about people’s second nationality to determine whose childcare allowance was halted, RTL Nieuws and Trouw report. The investigation was launched after complaints from a daycare center in Almere and a childminder […]

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Source: Haberler , NL Times

17

May

Dutch animal party begins 2nd attempt to ban slaughter without stunning

Despite opposition by the Dutch constitutional court, the local animal party has filed its second bill seeking a ban on the slaughter of animals without stunning. The Party for the Animals filed the bill Monday in the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch lower house, the RTL broadcaster reported. It was after the Council of State, an […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Times of Israel

15

May

Turkish politicians receive death threats ahead of EP elections

Dutch politicians of Turkish descent running in the European Parliament (EP) elections in the Netherlands are facing death threats as an outcome of rising anti-Muslim sentiments in the country. Anti-Muslim and xenophobic sentiment has been spreading around the Netherlands and the rest of Europe in recent years and has been effecting the European Parliament elections […]

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Source: Daily Sabah , AA

29

Apr

Dutch are sending Yezidi refugees back to camps in Iraq

The Dutch immigration service IND is sending Yezidi asylum seekers back to refugee camps in northern Iraq, arguing that they have sufficient access to food and other facilities, Trouw reported at the weekend. Lawyers specializing in asylum law told the paper that they fear the decision to send Yezidis back to the camps is new […]

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Source: BBC , Dutch News

04

Apr

Minority discrimination up 68 pct in Dutch schools

Discrimination in schools against minorities has increased 68 percent in the Netherlands compared to the previous academic year, according to a new report. The Inspection Board of the Dutch Ministry of Education revealed on Wednesday that there had been a “large increase” in discrimination against ethnic minorities, according to complaints reported to school safety inspectors […]

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Source: TRT Haber , AA

03

Apr

Netherlands postpones burqa ban in public places

The authorities of the Netherlands have pushed back the ban on wearing Muslim female veil that covers the face, known as burqa, for one month, to August 1, the Dutch News media reported on Monday citing Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren. Ollongren said that the extension had been prompted by the request of schools, who reported that it […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Haberler , Sputnik

22

Mar

Anti-immigration populists surge in fragmented Dutch elections

An anti-immigration populist party has won the most votes in elections for the upper house of parliament in the Netherlands, days after a shooting in Utrecht, robbing the governing coalition of its majority and forcing it to seek new alliances on the left. In a further fragmentation of Dutch politics, the Forum for Democracy (FvD) […]

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Source: BBC , The Guardian

05

Mar

Bahraini refugee, deported by the Netherlands, is jailed for life

An asylum seeker from Bahrain who was rejected by the Netherlands and deported back to the Gulf state has been sentenced to life in prison without being given a fair trial, refugee groups and Amnesty International have told the NRC. The organisations base their claims on statements from the man’s family and his lawyer, the […]

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Source: Dutch News

28

Feb

Dutch court rules against Muslim man who refused to shave beard for job

A Dutch court has backed the suspension of a Muslim man’s benefits over his refusal on religious grounds to shave his beard while on training for a job. The unnamed man had been offered a job as an asbestos removal officer but was subsequently told he would need to be clean shaven in order to […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Euro News , The Guardian