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Dutch Cabinet May Refuse 'Bed, Bath and Bread' to Asylum Seekers

The Dutch Council of State has decided that State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff may impose conditions to the sheltering of people without a residence permit. It may be expected that they cooperate in their own departure in...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten
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The Dutch Council of State has decided that State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff may impose conditions to the sheltering of people without a residence permit. It may be expected that they cooperate in their own departure in exchange for 'bed, bath and bread.' A lower court had earlier ruled differently, referring to the European Social Charter, the ECHR and a decision of the European Committee of Social Rights. However, the Council of State states that the ruling of the ECSR is not binding for the countries that signed the convention.

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