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.

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.