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European Equality Law Network

European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination

The Netherlands

CERD recommends to eliminate those features of Black Pete which reflect negative stereotypes 

Municipal policy passively reducing the number of trailer parks to zero is discriminatory on the ground of race

Changing the provisions on reconciliation of work and family life

Equality bodies publish statistics on discrimination; Public Prosecution Service only takes on a fraction of discrimination cases reported to the police.

Legislative changes in the field of employment and care

Date: 16 April 2015. Topics
Senate passes Bill to end ‘sole ground construction’, bringing national law closer to the wording of Article 4(2) of Directive 2000/78.

Municipal policy passively reducing the number of trailer parks to zero discriminatory on the ground of race

Council of State overturns district court decision: mayors are not empowered to take into account whether Zwarte Piet stereotypes black people
Wilders suspect of insulting a population group and incitement to discrimination and hatred
Community sentence for refusing an internship applicant on the ground of his skin colour
Amsterdam District Court rules that Black Pete is a negative stereotype, municipality has to reconsider decision to grant permit
NIHR decides that Age Discrimination Act does not apply to website that merely functions as an intermediary
Date: 16 September 2014. Topics
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment publishes action plan against labour market discrimination
Muslim pedagogical employee dismissed for refusing to comply with hospital’s clothing requirements
The NIHR’s Annual Report shows growing amount of questions about discrimination; less opinions delivered
SCP publishes report on unemployment gap between migrants and Dutch natives

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