Netherlands: Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture

This briefing focuses on violations of the Convention in Dutch migration detention; the failure of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to protect refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Curaçao; the use of electro-shock weapons in day-to-day policing and the lack of effective accountability; non-compliance of the use of force instructions of the Dutch police with the Convention; structural flaws in the Dutch National Preventive mechanism; the lack of legal safeguards and effective remedies in administrative counterterrorism measures; and violations of the Convention in the Dutch special high-security detention units that hold people suspected and convicted of terrorism offences.

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