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This team contributes leading decisions from the Netherlands

Netherlands's Most Recent Decision

The most recent decision from the Netherlands is De minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v A, a decision rendered in the Netherlands by the Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State on Oct 19, 2011, involving an applicant from Turkey. A brief summary of the facts of the case is: Ethnic Kurd from Turkey affiliated with PKK fears discriminatory treatment during fulfillment of military service by army officials but immigration authorities argue that the country report of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Turkey does not indicate a risk of persecution.

Courts in Netherlands

Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State
Afdeling Rechtspraak van de Raad van State

The National Coordinators for Netherlands are:

Thomas Spijkerboer

Mr. Spijkerboer is Professor of Migration Law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His publications include Vluchtelingenrecht (with Ben Vermeulen, 1995, 1997, 1999), Gender and Refugee Status (2000), and Het hoger beroep in Vreemdelingenzaken (2002). He Read More Read more

Maarten den Heijer

Dr. Maarten den Heijer is an Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Amsterdam. Previously he has been a legislative lawyer at the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and he obtained his PhD Read More Read more