Netherlands: Nils Muižnieks worried by counter terrorism plans

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.

Rotterdam: Fight against violent extremism in focus at mayors summit meeting

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, the City of Rotterdam and the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) are organising the Summit of Mayors for the “Alliance of European cities against violent extremism” on Wednesday 9 November in the Netherlands.

Court dismisses complaint that Netherlands peacekeepers should have been prosecuted for Srebrenica conduct

The applicants, relatives of men killed in the Srebrenica massacre of July 1995, imputed criminal responsibility to three Netherlands servicemen who were members of the UN peacekeeping force.

Netherlands: Court set for ruling on complaint lodged by relatives of Srebrenica massacre victims

In July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces overran the UN-designated “safe area” of Srebrenica and its environs. Thousands of civilians converged on a Netherlands controlled compound, seeking safety. The case concerns the deaths of Rizo Mustafić, Ibro Nuhanović and Muhamed Nuhanović on or shortly after 13 July.

Netherlands: Court judgement looms in Sudan deportation female genital mutilation risk complaint

The case concerns the applicants’ complaint that X and Y would be at risk of being exposed to female genital mutilation (“FGM”) if they were expelled to Sudan.