Published On: Tue, Feb 4th, 2014

Meijers Committee also criticized Bosman law

Dutch ParliamentTHE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Meijers Committee had fierce criticism on the Bosman’s bill proposal.  The independent advisory committee believes that the bill is contrary to the Convention against Racial Discrimination and the European Convention on Human Rights. This was reported by the RTL Nieuws in the Netherlands.

Conditions are imposed on residents of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, before they can settle in the Netherlands. Thus, the VVD party include that they must be able to provide proof of self support and or education.


“There is a direct distinction made between Dutch nationals and Dutch Antillean.” According to the committee this creates a dichotomy. The D66 party states that the bill should be removed. “This proposal, which was included in the coalition agreement signed by the two political leaders, Mr. Rutte and Samson, is contrary to international treaties and legal principles,” says D66 MP Gerard Schouw. He indicated to have confidence in the Labour Party. “I hope they will soon speak against this proposal, so that it can be swept away.”

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