Sunday, June 10, 2012

United Nations Criticizes Dutch Asylum Policy

The United Nations Human Rights Council has criticized the Dutch asylum policy because it deviates from international agreements about human rights. The Dutch government should stop its practice of detaining illegal immigrants if they don’t leave the country voluntarily. Also, children of asylum seekers should be granted more rights. The Dutch Minister of the Interior Liesbeth Spies reacted that asylum seekers are also responsible for their children. She added that detention of illegal immigrants is only applied in extreme cases.

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