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Netherlands

2019

08

Oct

UN racism expert slams Dutch burqa ban

A UN racism expert on Monday criticised a Dutch ban on the wearing of face-covering garments such as the burqa in public, saying the law had “no place” in a tolerant society. Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, said the ban reflected a wider “consolidation of Islamophobia” in the Netherlands. The Dutch ban […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: TRT Haber , Aljazeera

16

Sep

Some Dutch police using excessive force against immigrants

Some Dutch police centers, especially those located in the Hague, use excessive force against immigrants, according to a report published Friday by Dutch public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS). The NOS report said that the discriminative incidents and the cases in which police used excessive force against immigrants are especially related with the Hoefkade Police […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Sabah , DailySabah

16

Sep

MPs call for action on religious schools after Islamic indoctrination claims

The ruling VVD and opposition Labour party want to change an article in the Dutch constitution which gives people the right to set up a school on the basis of a religion. VVD parliamentarian Dennis Wiersma told Radio 1 on Thursday that revelations in the NRC newspaper on Wednesday about weekend schools run by fundamentalist […]

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Source: BBC , DutchNews

27

Aug

Homelessness in Netherlands more than doubled since 2009

The number of homeless 18- to 65-year-olds in the Netherlands more than doubled from 17,800 in 2009 to 39,300 last year. The number of homeless people between the ages of 18 and 30 years tripled duirng this period, as has the number of homeless people with a non-Western migration background, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday. […]

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Source: AA , NL Times

02

Aug

The Netherlands implements ‘burqa ban’ in violation of religious freedom

The Netherlands joins a number of other European nations in implementing the controversial law. A large number of people view the ban as a violation of religious freedom. A law that prohibits clothing that “covers the face” from being worn in a variety of public spaces, such as schools, hospitals, public buildings and public transport, […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: DW , The Guardian

19

Jul

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops ‘10% liable’ for Srebrenica deaths

The Dutch supreme court has upheld a ruling that the Netherlands was partially responsible for 350 deaths in Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre. The court said the state had 10% liability, as this was the probability that its soldiers could have prevented the killings. Bosnian Serb forces killed a total of 8,000 Muslim men in the town […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , AA

27

Jun

Dutch railways to compensate Holocaust survivors it helped transport

The Netherlands’ national rail company said it will compensate hundreds of Holocaust victims for its role in the genocide. Dutch Railways announced its plan Wednesday in a statement, specifying one-time payments of about $17,000 to each living Holocaust survivor it helped ship to death camps when the Netherlands was occupied by the Nazis. Widows and […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , JTA

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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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