Police to register ethnicity in abuse cases
16 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — Two police divisions in the Netherlands are to begin registering the ethnic origin of people involved in domestic abuse cases.
16 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — Two police divisions in the Netherlands are to begin registering the ethnic origin of people involved in domestic abuse cases.
The trial, starting in January, is intended to give the Justice Ministry a better understanding of the extent of the problem among allochtonen (non-native Dutch residents).
Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner is due to outline the scheme on Wednesday. The registration will take place in the Zuid-Holland Zuid and Twente police regions. The two-year trial is being conducted with the cooperation of the Home Affairs Ministry and the Immigration and Integration Ministry.
Currently the authorities only record the country of origin and nationality of people involved in domestic abuse cases.
The pilot scheme is based on a proposal by D66 party leader Boris Dittrich to establish the extent second-and-third- generation immigrants are involved in the problem.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news