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The Netherlands urged to strengthen human rights safeguards in its response to terrorism

29/11/2016 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands published today Commissioner Muižnieks raises concerns about the possible detrimental impact that three counter-terrorism Bills currently under discussion may...

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Report on visit to the Netherlands

Migrants’ and children’s rights need better protection in the Netherlands

14/10/2014 Strasbourg

“The Netherlands has a solid human rights protection system, but in practice there are shortcomings, in particular as concerns migrants and children, that need to be addressed” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing the report on his visit to...

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Visit to the Netherlands

The Netherlands should improve protection of the rights of asylum seekers, migrants and children

23/05/2014 Strasbourg

"The Dutch authorities should stop automatic detention of asylum seekers arriving at Dutch international (air)ports from non-Schengen countries. In particular, children and their families do not belong there" said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the...

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Netherlands: “Progress made but more efforts needed to ensure the implementation of human rights standards” says Commissioner Hammarberg’s report

[11/03/09] "The policies towards migrants and asylum-seekers require further review". This was emphasised by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, when presenting today his report on the Netherlands. The report addresses also issues on children's rights,...

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Report on visit to the Netherlands

Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, on his visit to the Netherlands (21-25 September 2008) CommDH(2009)2 / 11 March 2009

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Netherlands: Commissioner Hammarberg to assess human rights situation

Strasbourg, 16.09.2008 – Policies affecting migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, integration, children's rights and the fight against discrimination and intolerance are some of the main topics that the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, will assess during his...

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