Parliament wants ban on violent games

28th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 November 2007, THE HAGUE – Parliament wants a ban on extremely violent computer games like Manhunt 2. A majority in Parliament has asked Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin to tighten up legislation in this area.

28 November 2007

THE HAGUE – Parliament wants a ban on extremely violent computer games like Manhunt 2. A majority in Parliament has asked Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin to tighten up legislation in this area.

The minister said last summer that he was unable to ban Manhunt 2 on the basis of existing legislation. He can only ensure that the game is not sold to children under the age of 16.

Fundamentalist Christian SGP MP Kees van der Staaij thinks that young people should be protected against violence like that in the controversial game Manhunt 2. He therefore submitted a motion asking for the possibilities of tightening up the law in order to do so. That motion was supported by the Socialist SP, Labour PvdA and Liberal VVD.

In neighbouring countries like Germany it is possible to ban games that involve extreme violence.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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