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Prison-like migration detention remained a concern. The Minister of Justice and Security announced changes to rape legislation to bring it more in line with human right standards. Ethnic profiling by police continued to be a concern. Predictive policing methods used artificial intelligence without...
Netherlands Business and Human Rights

The Netherlands: Racial Profiling, Corporate Crimes and Detention Of Migrants: Amnesty International Submission to the 41st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2022

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Netherlands in November 2022. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to the Netherlands in its previous UPR in 2017, including in relation to racial/ethnic profiling, detention of...
Europe and Central Asia Business and Human Rights

Netherlands: We sense trouble: Automated discrimination and mass surveillance in predictive policing in the Netherlands

Around the world, police forces are experimenting with data and algorithms with the aim of anticipating and preventing crime. Law enforcement agencies in many countries are deploying investigative tools that they allege can ‘predict’ crime. These tools consist of data and algorithmic models to...
Europe and Central Asia Sexual Violence

Netherlands: Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in the Netherlands – Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents its responses to the questionnaire on criminalization and prosecution of rape in the Netherlands. This submission has been prepared in response to the call for contributions issued by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and...