Country Report

Country Report: Netherlands Last updated: 18/03/21


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This report was written by Anna Counet, Arno Pinxter, Barbara Bierhuizen, Eglantine Weijmans, Eva Berger, Marieke van Zantvoort, Merlijn Botho and Wilma Klaassen, edited by Aya Younis at the Dutch Council for Refugees, and finally edited by ECRE.



The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2020, unless otherwise stated.


Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation