Dutch court: State not obliged to provide aid to migrants not willing to repatriate

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Refugees find clothing, brought by residents of the neighbor, outside of the Schuttersveld Sports Centre which is designed as emergency shelter in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 09 October 2015.

The Council of State ruled that the Netherlands can refuse provisions, such as food and shelter, to people unwilling to work on their return to their own country.


The Dutch government is allowed under law, not to provide aid, such as food and shelter, to rejected asylum-seekers who refuse to repatriate.

A Dutch high court on Thursday upheld the government policy of withholding food and shelter to rejected asylum-seekers. According to Reuters news agency, the Raad van State or Council of State, acknowledged that the new policy of the right-centre Prime Minister Mark Rutte does not contravene the European Convention on Human Rights.

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