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Netherlands

2019

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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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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Country: Netherlands
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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Country: Netherlands
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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Country: Netherlands
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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Country: Netherlands
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