Netherlands: Court throws out Feyenoord football club human rights challenge against top salary tax hike

Financial holding companies P. Plaisier B.V. and D.E.M. Management Services B.V., and professional football club employer, Feyenoord Rotterdam N.V., complained that the tax, approved in 2013 but applied to 2012 salaries, was unforeseeable, unfair and discriminatory.

Netherlands: Court ruling on secret service state secrets human rights row

The case of M v. the Netherlands (application no. 2156/10) concerned a former member of the Netherlands secret service who had been charged with leaking state secrets.

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.