Complaint Launched Against Netherlands by Dutch Moroccans

17 November 2011

Three unnamed Dutch Moroccans have filed a complaint against the Netherlands on the grounds that the state has not protected them against incitements to hatred instigated by anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders. The three have taken their case to the UN commission for human rights. Last year Wilders was taken to court for discrimination and inciting hatred but was acquitted after the public prosecution department called for charges to be dropped. A ruling from the UN human rights commission ruling, which can take years, is not legally binding.