Aruba and Antilles slam Dutch database

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Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles have launched a joint protest against the Netherlands’ plan to set up an ethnic database.

31 October 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles have launched a joint protest against Dutch plans to introduce a database specifically for young people of Antillean and Aruban origin who cause problems in the Netherlands.

An Aruban government spokesman condemned the database as discrimination and an infringement of fundamental human rights.

In September, the Dutch Council of State ruled that such a database was justified as a measure to combat the trouble being caused by Antillean and Aruban youths in the Netherlands.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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