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A woman wearing  Niqab Islamic dress pulls a shopping trolley in Rotterdam: Between 200 and 400 women are estimated to wear a burqa or niqab in the country of 17 million. Photograph: Robin Utrecht

The Dutch government has been warned that its burka ban, which came into effect at the start of August, discriminates against Muslim women and has “no(...)

Visitors to the Floating Farm in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The farm opened in May and is as self-sufficient as possible, including recycling rain water and using solar energy. Photograph:  Marta Iwanek/The New York Times

In an extraordinary offer the Dutch government says it is willing to compensate farmers who wish to do so to shut down their entire operations in an e(...)

Tributes placed in front of the office where lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead, in Amsterdam. Photograph: EPA/Koen Van Weel

Given that the Netherlands has a well-rooted illegal drugs industry, with Rotterdam as its trans-shipment hub, there was some surprise last week when (...)

International Criminal Court in The Hague: appeal is latest skirmish since the White House revoked the US travel visa for the court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. Photograph:  Ant Palmer/Getty

In an unprecedented appeal, the global network which supports the International Criminal Court (ICC) has described the Trump administration as “except(...)

Aftermath of a  shooting in the Amsterdam district of Buitenveldert, where Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead. Photograph: Getty

While there were many chilling aspects to Wednesday’s brazen assassination of 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum in Amsterdam, undoubtedly the criticism (...)

Police officers are seen near  the site of an attack  in Buitenveldert, in which Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead. Photograph: Michel van Bergen/ANP/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands was in shock on Wednesday after its usually discreet international drugs underworld – worth more than €20 billion a year – seemingly b(...)

Euthanasia was legalised in the Netherlands in 2002 but only in cases in “unbearable and hopeless suffering”, signed off by two doctors. Photograph: iStock

A Dutch court has ruled that a doctor who performed euthanasia on a 74-year-old woman with severe dementia was not guilty of murder – in a landmark de(...)

Outgoing ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.  Photograph:   ellou Binanicellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images

Wanted: experienced lawyer to face down Donald Trump, restore the writ of international justice by pursuing Syria’s mass murderers despite the politic(...)

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on Monday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monda(...)

Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Photograph: iStock

Leaving Cert results day can be either one of the happiest days of people’s lives or one of disappointment when things don’t go to plan. People can be(...)

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