The Dutch State does not have to take extra measures to comply with the European standards on particulate matter emissions, the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday. The government does not have to take an extra safety margin into account when, for example, expanding highways or increasing the speed limit, the court ruled, RTL Nieuws reports.
The court in Utrecht found 59-year-old Henk K. from Bunschoten-Spakenburg guilty of abusing his own children and sentenced him to two years in prison. He is also not allowed to contact 14 of his children and grandchildren, NU.nl reports.
Henk K. and his wife Diana have 19 children. The parents are very religious and strict in their upbringing. In 2016 a number of the children pressed charges against their father, saying that he systematically abused them for years.
The municipality of Amsterdam refused to give hamburger chain Five Guys permission to open a shop in a building on Reguliersbreestraat. According to the municipality, the zoning plan for the building does not allow a snack bar or fast food chain, NU.nl reports.
Five Guys is willing to change its concept to meet Amsterdam's requirements. These include there being no over the counter sales, the building must have sufficient seating and its policy may not be to get customers out as quickly as possible after eating.
An 18-year-old autistic girl is no longer allowed to enter the school grounds or -building of Rombouts College in Brunssum, Limburg. If she does show up at the school, she will be fined 100 euros each time, to a maximum of 10 thousand euros, the court in Maastricht ruled on Wednesday, De Limburger reports.
The court in The Hague will start the hate speech appeal against PVV leader Geert Wilders next week Thursday. Eleven days were set aside for the trial, which will be held in the high security court at Schiphol, RTL Nieuws reports.
On Wednesday the court of Amsterdam sentenced seven men to up to 30 years in prison for the murder of Amsterdam DJ Djordy Latumahina and the attempted murders of his girlfriend and their then 2-year-old daughter in October 2016, NU.nl reports.
The court in Amsterdam banned a planned noise protest during the National Commemoration of World War II victims on Amsterdam's Dam Square on Friday, Remembrance Day.
Interim Amsterdam mayor Jozias van Aartsen also banned the noise protest by action group Geen 4 mei voor mij. Initiator Rogier Meijerink hoped that the court would overturn this ban. But the court ruled against him, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Amsterdam municipality and police are taking into account that there may be counter-actions to a noise protest during the National Commemoration of World War II victims on Dam Square on Friday. Both members of the Moluccan community and veterans are furious that action group Geen 4 mei voor mij is planning to disrupt the commemoration, according to the Telegraaf.
We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers in Amsterdam, can stay in the buildings they squatted on Rudolf Dieselstraat until June 1st. Until then, they will not be evicted, the court ruled on Thursday, NOS reports.
The group of around 60 failed asylum seekers squatted the buildings over Easter. The buildings, belonging to housing association Ymere, are set to be demolished. The Public Prosecutor gave the group eight weeks to leave.
Online supermarket Picnic must pay Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen compensation of 150 thousand euros for using a lookalike of the F1 driver in an online video. By doing so, Picnic infringed on Verstappen's portrait rights, the court ruled, NOS reports.
A 41-year-old man suspected of murdering and dismembering his partner, yoga instructor Julia Leda, in Scheveningen, must go to the Pieter Baan Center for psychiatric examination, the court ruled during the first hearing in this case on Wednesday, ANP reports.
It was also revealed in court that the man, Andrei K. from Russia, wanted to commit suicide when the police showed up at his house on January 11th.
Ten year old Diego, who was found murdered in his father's home in Dordrecht last year, wrote a letter before he died, his father's lawyer revealed in court on Thursday. Father Marcel S. is suspected of killing the boy, AD reports.
Diego's body was found in his father's house on Jan Vethkade in March last year. He was strangled to death. The letter was found in the garden of that same house, the lawyer said.
Bart C., a 28-year-old former pedagogical employee for childcare institution Patrou, sexually abused children at an after school care in De Bilt to indulge his fetish, he said in court on Tuesday. He said that he regrets that he abused the children for his fantasies, NU.nl reports.
We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers in Amsterdam that squatted a number of buildings in Oost, wants a court to decide whether they will be evicted. The case will appear in court on April 26th, interim mayor Jozias van Aartsen said in a debate with the city council, NU.nl reports.
Jesse D. wanted to commit 'suicide by cop' when he walked around with a toy gun in the center of Doetinchem in August last year, was revealed in the court in Zutphen on Friday. The 22-year-old man was shot three times by the police, but survived the incident, De Gelderlander reports.
The Prosecutor demanded 258 days in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment with conditions against the man on Friday.
Four teenage boys were sentenced to between 80 and 160 hours of community service for assaulting a gay couple in Arnhem last year. On Monday the court in Arnhem ruled that it can not be proven that the teenagers attacked the couple with a homophobic motive, NU.nl reports.
A court in London sentenced Dutch man Aweys S. to eight years in prison for terrorism. He was found guilty of preparing for acts of terrorism and planning to join terrorist organization ISIS in Syria, British newspapers Mail Online and Mirror report.
Schiphol has to transfer its unused flight slots from this past winter to the busy summer period, the court ruled in a lawsuit filed by airlines EasyJet, Corendon and TUI. This involves 2,700 takeoffs and landings, Het Parool reports.
Dutch jihadist Marouane B. will spend six years in prison, if he ever returns to the Netherlands. On Wednesday the court in Rotterdam convicted him of participating in terrorist organization ISIS in Syria and imposed this sentence on him. As far as is known, the Arnhem man is still in Syria, AD reports.
The trial against 17-year-old Angelo S. from Den Bosch, suspected of murdering 14-year-old Savannah Dekker from Bunschoten last year, will start in June. The court in Utrecht reserved June 18th and 19th for the trial, AD reports.
People living around Schiphol are taking the airport to court. They want the court to force Schiphol to properly monitor noise pollution caused by air traffic, and for violations to be punished, a spokesperson for the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate confirmed to NU.nl after reports in the Volkskrant.
Rabobank abused its position of power as banker of construction company Midreth, which went bankrupt in 2011, Financieele Dagblad reports on Thursday based on an unpublished judgment by the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal.
According to the court, Rabobank imposed "excessive" financial conditions on the construction company. That was in conflict with the bank's duty to care. Though the court added that there is no connection between Midreth's bankruptcy and Rabobank's measures.
Artist Rob Scholte wants Prime Minister Mark Rutte to intervene in a conflict between him and the mayor of Den Helder. Scholte has a museum in an empty post office building in Den Helder, but the municipality sold the building and now he has to leave, Het Parool reports.