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May 30, 2024 Right to protest

Legal analysis demonstration at universities and colleges

The right to demonstrate is a nationally, European and internationally recognized human right. But the right to demonstrate and related right to freedom of expression is under pressure worldwide, including in the Netherlands. Recently, the Universities of the Netherlands and the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences published the Directive on Protests by Universities and […]

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Dutch court: The Hague discriminates against Roma, Sinti and Travellers and must realise more caravan sites

Today, on May 5 2024, the District Court of The Hague ruled that the municipality of The Hague racially discriminates against Roma, Sinti and Travellers. There are not enough caravan sites and the municipality has not built a single new site for 25 years. This constitutes a human rights violation. The verdict puts an end […]

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May 17, 2024 The right to housing

Dutch ‘Woonbond’ responds in lawsuit over excessive rents

The Woonbond is a Dutch organisation, standing up for the rights and interests of tenants in the Netherlands.  In March 2024, the Woonbond, supported by lawyers from PILP, joined a lawsuit filed by private landlords against the Dutch State. These landlords, united in the Fair Rent for Landlords Foundation (hereinafter ‘Fair Rent’), sued the State […]


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