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Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"...In June the Dutch Association of Journalists released a survey of 350 female journalists in which half of the respondents stated they had been exposed to violence or intimidation in their work, and 70 percent believed these conditions were a threat to freedom of the press" (6). "...The government enforced the law effectively, although there were some reports of discrimination in employment" (13). "The NIHR focused on discrimination in the labor market, such as discrimination in the workplace, unequal pay, termination of labor contracts, and preferential treatment of ethnically Dutch employees. Although the NIHR’s rulings are not binding, they were usually adhered to by parties. In 2018 the NIHR addressed...more
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-1

"...The NIHR reported in 2018 that 61 percent of the discrimination in employment claims it received were related to pregnancy. Female unemployment was higher than male, and female incomes lagged behind male counterparts" (22).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (13).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law in all parts of the kingdom criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence. The penalty in the Netherlands for rape is imprisonment not exceeding 12 years or a fine not exceeding 83,000 euros ($91,300). In case of violence against a spouse, the penalty for various forms of abuse can be increased by one-third. In Aruba the penalty for rape is imprisonment not exceeding 12 years or a fine of 100,000 Aruban florins ($55,250). Authorities effectively prosecuted such crimes" (12). "Throughout the kingdom, the law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children as well as production, possession, and distribution of child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum...more
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: AW-LAW-1

"Sint Maarten and Curacao are required to follow the European Convention on Human Rights. The law does not provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status. Foreigners requesting asylum are processed as foreigners requesting a humanitarian residence permit. If an individual is unable to obtain a humanitarian residence permit, authorities deport the person to their country of origin or a country that agreed to accept them. Curacao requested and received guidance and training from the Netherlands on asylum-processing procedures" (8).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"In Curacao the Stichting Slachtofferhulp (Victims Assistance Foundation) assists the victims" (12). The victims being referred to are victims of sexual assault and sexual harrassment (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and laws in the entire kingdom provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (10).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5, CWC-DATA-4

"The NGO Refugees International in April criticized the government of Curacao for failing to provide temporary status to Venezuelan refugees and other displaced Venezuelans. They found that many migrants and displaced Venezuelans without legal status ended up living on the fringes of society, with no protection against abuse from neighbors or from employers in the informal sector. They noted that some migrant women had been forced into commercial sex" (7-8).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2

"...In Sint Maarten the lack of standard procedures for front- line responders to identify forced labor victims hindered the government’s ability to assist such persons. Following an investigation into the possible exploitation of three Filipina women hired as domestic servants, the public prosecutor’s office determined in September that the case did not amount to forced labor, despite claims from the Filipino community alleging unfair labor practices and exploitation. Isolated incidents of forced or compulsory labor occurred in the kingdom. Victims of coerced labor included both domestic and foreign women and men, as well as boys and girls (see section 7.c.) forced to work in, among other sectors, agriculture, horticulture, catering,...more
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law penalizes acts of sexual harassment throughout the kingdom and was enforced effectively. The penalty in the Netherlands is imprisonment not exceeding eight years or a fine not exceeding 83,000 euros ($91,300). The law requires employers to protect employees against aggression, violence, and sexual intimidation. In the Netherlands complaints against employers who failed to provide sufficient protection can be submitted to the NIHR. Victims of sexual assault or rape in the workplace can report the incidents to police as criminal offenses. In Curacao the Stichting Slachtofferhulp (Victims Assistance Foundation) assists the victims. In Sint Maarten no central institution handles sexual harassment cases. According to the law, substantive civil servant...more
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, CONST-LAW-1

"Under the law women throughout the kingdom have the same legal status and rights as men, including under family, religious, personal status, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws. The government enforced the law effectively, although there were some reports of discrimination in employment" (13).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship can be derived from either the mother or the father, but not through birth on the country’s territory. Births are registered promptly" (13).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law penalizes acts of sexual harassment throughout the kingdom and was enforced effectively. The penalty in the Netherlands is imprisonment not exceeding eight years or a fine not exceeding 83,000 euros ($91,300). The law requires employers to protect employees against aggression, violence, and sexual intimidation. In the Netherlands complaints against employers who failed to provide sufficient protection can be submitted to the NIHR. Victims of sexual assault or rape in the workplace can report the incidents to police as criminal offenses" (12). "Aruban law states the employer shall ensure the employee is not sexually harassed in the workplace. Employers are required to keep the workplace free from harassment by...more
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18 in all parts of the kingdom. In the Netherlands and Aruba, there are two exceptions: if the persons concerned are older than 16 and the girl is pregnant or has given birth, or if the minister of justice and security in the Netherlands or the minister of justice in Aruba grants a dispensation based on the parties’ request" (13-14).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"...In 2018 police registered 137 incidents against Muslims out of a total of 3,299 discriminatory incidents. Multiple incidents concerned harassment of women on the street because they were wearing a headscarf, as well as incidents involving anti-Muslim stickers and posters. Violent incidents, however, were rare" (18).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Honor-related violence is treated as regular violence for the purposes of prosecution and does not constitute a separate offense category. Laws against violence were enforced effectively in honor-related violence cases, and victims were permitted to enter a specialized shelter" (12).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law in all parts of the kingdom criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence. The penalty in the Netherlands for rape is imprisonment not exceeding 12 years or a fine not exceeding 83,000 euros ($91,300). In case of violence against a spouse, the penalty for various forms of abuse can be increased by one-third. In Aruba the penalty for rape is imprisonment not exceeding 12 years or a fine of 100,000 Aruban florins ($55,250). Authorities effectively prosecuted such crimes" (12).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In Curacao the Stichting Slachtofferhulp (Victims Assistance Foundation) assists the victims. In Sint Maarten no central institution handles sexual harassment cases. According to the law, substantive civil servant law integrity counselors must be appointed for each ministry. These integrity counselors advise the civil servants on integrity issues. The responsible minister must act on the complaint" (12).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In response to the CPT report, authorities on Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten implemented improvements. On Curacao this included a renovation of the immigrant detention center. On Sint Maarten the government upgraded all nine cells at the police station and repaired structural damage to the prison caused by hurricanes. Sint Maarten officials also recently reopened the juvenile detention center. On Aruba repairs and upgrades included those to a cell block, the solitary confinement area, and the female inmates’ facility" (3). This indicates that there are separate facilities for men and women on Aruba (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Dutch government continued funding for Safe Home, a knowledge hub and reporting center for domestic abuse with 26 regional branches, as the national platform to prevent domestic violence and support victims. The center operated a national 24/7 hotline for persons affected by domestic violence. The government supported the organization Movisie, which assisted survivors of domestic and sexual violence, trained police and first responders, and maintained a website on preventing domestic violence" (12).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2, PRN-LAW-1

"Throughout the kingdom, the law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children as well as production, possession, and distribution of child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age of consent is 16 in the Netherlands, Curacao, and Aruba and 15 in Sint Maarten. The Netherlands is a source country of child sex tourists. The government ran campaigns to encourage travelers to report suspicions of child sex tourism. An offender can be tried in the Netherlands even if the offense takes place abroad" (14).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Honor-related violence is treated as regular violence for the purposes of prosecution and does not constitute a separate offense category. Laws against violence were enforced effectively in honor-related violence cases, and victims were permitted to enter a specialized shelter" (12). This indicates that honor-related killings and violence may be present in society (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 14, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"In the Netherlands, which legalised its sex trade in 2000, it is perfectly legal for driving instructors to offer lessons in return for sex, as long as the learner drivers are over the age of 18" (para 7).
June 29, 2021, 8:10 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"In the Netherlands, which legalised its sex trade in 2000, it is perfectly legal for driving instructors to offer lessons in return for sex, as long as the learner drivers are over the age of 18" (para 7).
June 16, 2021, 3:58 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Netherlands adopted its fourth National Action Plan (NAP) for the period 2021-2025. The fourth NAP states that its main vision is 'a world of sustainable peace, security and development for all, where equal participation of women and girls is self-evident.' It has five strategic outcomes, which correlate to the four main pillars of the WPS agenda and also prioritize gender mainstreaming...The fourth NAP is preceded by three others, for the periods 2016-2019, 2012-2015, and 2008-2011" (para 1). "The second, third, and fourth NAPs both have standalone sections that provide an overview of the implementation of the previous action plans as well as 'lessons learned' for the revised NAP" (para...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Netherlands was111.8 per 10,000 population" (p 62).