Two Dutchmen were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after 25 undocumented migrants were found hiding in a yacht in the port of IJmuiden on Saturday
A truck driver discovered 12 undocumented migrants hiding in his truck on Saturday.
The Goodwill Homage Foundation seems to have squandered hundreds of thousands of euros in subsidies received from the Ministry of Security and Justice, Het Parool reported on Wednesday after conversations with a former employee.
Seven undocumented immigrants were discovered in Wijchen, Gelderland on Monday morning. A truck driver found them when he left his truck on an industrial estate
68 stowaways, including 15 children and two pregnant women, were found hiding inside four trucks at the Harwich International Port in Great Britain on Thursday night. The trucks were transported to England from Hoek van Holland on a Stena Line ferry.
The Cabinet has to work harder on improving human rights in the Netherlands, especially in the areas of failed asylum seekers, disabled people and women in the Caribbean, a new report from the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights assessed. The institute's third annual Human Rights in Netherlands report was released on Tuesday.
A record number of at least 40 thousand people have applied for asylum in the Netherlands so far this year, compared to a total of 30 thousand applications received in 2014. In the past few weeks, the number of asylum applications has doubled compared to the previous weeks.
The Dutch government plans to make additional investments in refugees' home countries to help these countries take back their refugees. This only applies to nations who assist in the sustainable return of their citizens.
According to UN Rapporteur Philip Alston, the bed-bath-and-bread compromise made by coalition is in violation of international rules and harms the international image of the Netherlands. "It is clearly a violation of human rights. Anyone who doubts that is being dishonest." the human rights rapporteur said.
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.
The Council of State agrees with State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) that undocumented immigrants who wish to qualify for the children's pardon have to actively participate in remaining on the radar of foreigner institutions.
The PvdA wants State Secretary Fred Teeven of Security and Justice to consult with municipalities on the shelter for asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants. The coalition party feels that a temporary form of shelter is desirable, but did not give a possible solution.
The Council of Europe has chastised the Netherlands. According to the council, the government must also see to the needs of failed asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants.
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.