The District Court of the Hague today has ordered the State of the Netherlands to discuss the transfer of three ICC-witnesses with the International Criminal Court. In summary proceedings the attorneys of the witnesses, Channa Samkalden en Göran Sluiter, had argued that The Netherlands were infringing human rights by refusing to accept the transfer.
Read the press release here.
- Judgement of 26 September 2012 (in Dutch)
- Summary proceedings against the Dutch State concerning unlawful detention of Congolese men by the ICC
- ICC-witnesses can seek asylum in the Netherlands
- Amicus Curiae re asylum procedure for witnesses before the International Criminal Court
- ICC rules that witnesses have the right to seek asylum in the Netherlands