Netherlands: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee

Amnesty International submits this briefing to the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of its examination of The Netherlands’ fifth periodic report. It provides an overview of Amnesty International’s main concerns under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. These include the use of force by the Dutch police, the Dutch special high-security detention units that hold people suspected and convicted of terrorism offences, administrative counter-terrorism measures, government surveillance and intelligence sharing, refugee rights and increased risks of refoulement, immigration detention, structural flaws in the Dutch National Preventive Mechanism, violence against women, ethnic profiling and freedom of peaceful assembly.

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