ECHR-complaint against decision not to prosecute Karremans c.s.

ECHR-complaint against decision not to prosecute Karremans c.s.

Lawyers Liesbeth Zegveld and Tomasz Kodrzycki have filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the surviving relatives of three Muslim men who were killed by the Bosnian-Serb army after the fall of the Srebrenica-enclave. The complaint is summarized as follows: "The refusal properly to investigate, under criminal law, the involvement of Karremans c.s. in the deaths of th... Read more and discuss

Extension of civil settlement scheme for damages of Indonesian widows

Extension of civil settlement scheme for damages of Indonesian widows

Good news for the Indonesian widows today. The Compensation Scheme for the summary executions of their husbands in the post-colonial war with the Netherlands has been extended by two years. This development comes in reaction to a letter from my colleague Brechtje Vossenberg and myself. The Civil Settlement Scheme on the basis of which widows of summary executions of the same nature and gravity as ... Read more and discuss

Forgotten by the Fatherland

Forgotten by the Fatherland

Yesterday, I received a first copy of the book ‘Vergeten door het Vaderland’ (‘Forgotten by the Fatherland’) by Wilma van der Maten. The book describes the stories of Dutch children and their mothers who were left behind by the Dutch government after Indonesia obtained independence in 1945. Some may say: let the past rest. But the past is never the past. Not for those who w... Read more and discuss

Apologies Dutch government to Hasan Nuhanovic and family Mustafic

Apologies Dutch government to Hasan Nuhanovic and family Mustafic

After 14 years of litigation, the Dutch government apologized to Hasan Nuhanovic and family Mustafic. Their male family members were expelled from the Dutch/UN compound in Srebrenica in July 1995. Outside the compound they were taken away by the Bosnian-Serb army, who killed them. The Dutch government now said it regretted that the refugees had to leave the compound and paid compensation to the fa... Read more and discuss

Dutch State has lists of executed Indonesians

Dutch State has lists of executed Indonesians

I was recently told by journalist Manon van den Brekel that the Dutch State has lists containing the names of Indonesian men and boys who were executed by Dutch military in 1947. These lists are kept in Dutch national archives. This is shocking as many Indonesian widows and children are currently engaged in court procedures trying to prove that their husbands and fathers were indeed executed. read... Read more and discuss

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