Dutch Government not Obliged to Repatriate IS-women and Their Children

The Netherlands Supreme Court has ruled that the Dutch government is not responsibile for repatriating 23 Dutch women and their 56 children from camps in Northern Syria. The State argued that Dutch national security, that of other Schengen countries, and the security of government officials tasked with repatriation would be at risk. In addition, international relations which other countries could be affected by such a mission. The Court ruled that questions surrounding the return of this group is a policy matter and it is not up to the Court to judge its efficiency. Read more here.