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By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Venezuela prisons ‘beyond monstrous’, warns UN

CARACAS - Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said yesterday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Knops: Corallo fine will be passed on to St. Maarten

THE HAGUE - Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Affairs, Raymond Knops is unpleasantly surprised by the ruling in the “Corallo versus the Netherlands” case and said the Dutch government is still studying the ruling. More...

Quincy-Girigorie
By Edition On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Girigorie: Violation of human rights more in neighboring countries than in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie disputes that the illegal immigration problem in Curaçao is more complex than on Aruba. During his recent visit to our neighboring island, he and his Aruban More...

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By Edition On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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The Netherlands looks away, and the Venezuelan refugee is the victim

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - People in need are the victims of a political conflict between the Netherlands and Curaçao, according to Irene Broekhuijse, assistant professor at VU University Amsterdam. The Netherlands More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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The Netherlands has no legal obligation to intervene in Curaçao

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao itself is responsible for implementing an adequate migration policy, says Undersecretary for Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops today on a critical report from Amnesty International More...

Quincy-Girigorie
By Edition On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Minister of Justice: “Curaçao does not violate human rights”

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has since 2012 sheltered almost 8000 Venezuelans who have been eligible for a residence permit. That is 5% of the total population of the island. In addition, it appears (in anticipation of More...

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By Edition On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Amnesty International: Curaçao authorities are denying protection to people fleeing the crisis in Venezuela

LONDON - Authorities in Curaçao must protect people who are fleeing the human rights crisis in nearby Venezuela and put an end to the appalling conditions they face upon reaching the island, said Amnesty International More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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Destructive report on dealing with Venezuelans

WILLEMSTAD - Curacao violates the human rights of Venezuelans coming this way illegally in many areas. That became clear in a devastating report from human rights organization Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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The Netherlands does not interfere with case Venezuelan sergeant

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - The Dutch government has no intention of interfering with the asylum procedure of the Venezuelan refugee who claims to have been a sergeant in the South American country’s army. The Permanent More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Curaçao can offer protection to refugees

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has not signed the Geneva Convention on refugees, but must offer protection to Venezuelans who are at risk of deportation by the Immigration Service. This is also recognized by the Ministry More...