Netherlands: Nils Muižnieks worried by counter terrorism plans

Proposed measures by the Netherlands government to fight terrorism could worsen human rights standards in the country, Nils Muižnieks has warned.

In a letter published today, addressed to Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands, and Ard Van Der Steur, Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands, the Commissioner for Human Rights outlines his concerns about three parliamentary bills on counter-terrorism measures.

He points to proposed restrictions on freedom of movement, the circumvention of judicial safeguards and the possible revocation of national identity as being among his principal concerns.

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