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Somali Aliens Cannot Currently Be Deported from the Netherlands

A prerequisite for the state secretary of security and justice to be able to put an alien - who has no right of residence in the Netherlands - in temporary custody is the prospect of deportation within a reasonable...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten

A prerequisite for the state secretary of security and justice to be able to put an alien - who has no right of residence in the Netherlands - in temporary custody is the prospect of deportation within a reasonable period of time. However, since the beginning of October of this year, there is no prospect of deportation of a group of Somali aliens within reasonable time. This appears from a November 5 judgment of the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Dutch Council of State, in an appeal case by a Somali alien against the judgment of the District Court of The Hague.