The Netherlands has breached the European Union rules on the reception of asylum seekers, such as access for food, clothing and shelter, for undocumented adults, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) states. A Council of Europe human rights committee must now decide whether or not it will take action against the Netherlands based on the harshly critical ECSR report, unless conditions of asylum seekers quickly improve.
According to the Ninls Muiznieks, High Commissioner for Human Rights of the human rights organization Council of Europe, undocumented immigrants in the Netherlands are in legal limbo and this situation needs to be urgently addressed.
Argentinean foundation Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo have tracked down one of the 500 babies kidnapped during the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983. A 38-year-old Dutch woman seems to be one of these babies, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.