Netherlands: Grand Chamber judgement to renew European debate over ‘whole life’ jail terms

Next week, the European court will reveal its decision in a case which centres on a life prisoner’s prostest against his detention without a realistic prospect of release.

Netherlands: Afghan state security agents await human rights ruling on deportation challenge

The Communist-era officials, suspected by the Netherlands of being implicated in human rights violations, fear their removal to Afghanistan would expose them to a real risk of ill-treatment.

Jagland takes human rights “online and offline” commitment to Netherlands cyberspace conference

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will tell the Hague event delegates that the Council of Europe, as the parent authority of the European Convention on Human rights, wants the internet to operate “as a force for good,” which respects the rule of law, democracy and established freedoms.

Netherlands: Anti-torture unit publishes report on foreign nationals forced return flights

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) experts have published their second report on the deportation by air of foreign nationals.

Netherlands and Belgium: Court rulings on psychiatric detention for public safety

The cases concerned the issue of the detention of offenders suffering from mental disorders in the psychiatric wings of ordinary prisons.