Netherlands: Counter-terrorism bills would violate human Rights and undermine rule of law

Index Number: EUR 35/5432/2017

Proposed counter-terrorism legislation currently pending in the Dutch Senate threatens to violate a range of human rights, including freedom of movement and association; the right to leave one’s country and return to it; the right to privacy and family life; a wide range of fair trial guarantees (i.e. the presumption of innocence, principle of legal certainty and right to appeal); the prohibition of discrimination and the right to an effective remedy said Amnesty International today.

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