ICC-witnesses can seek asylum in the Netherlands

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Amsterdam, 28 December 2011  -  Today, the district court of Amsterdam ruled that the Dutch asylum-procedure based on the Immigration Act 2000 is indeed available to three witnesses from the Democratic Republic of Congo (the ‘DRC’) who were called to testify before the International Criminal Court (the ‘ICC’).

Read the press release.


  • Decision by the district court of Amsterdam (28 December 2011) (in Dutch)
  • Decision by the ICC (9 June 2011)


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