Meeting the Refugee Challenge: The Dutch Experience

Loeky Droesen


The Dutch asylum policy has been one
of trial and error over the past four decades.
This article will chronicle its most
important twist and turns. It will do so
by looking at the general premise of Dutch Alien law and by exploring the
different residence statutes available to
asylum seekers. Attention will be paid
to the possibilities to appeal a decision,
the investigation procedure and the
Dutch reception model. Where relevant
the upcoming amendments to the Dutch
Alien Act are addressed as well.

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