Evaluation of the amendment to the Netherlands Nationality Act considering protection of the national security

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Evaluation of the amendment to the Netherlands Nationality Act considering protection of the national security

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Summary

Since 1 March 2017, Section 14 (4) of the Netherlands Nationality Act has given the Minister of Justice and Security authority to revoke Dutch citizenship of volunteers who have joined a terrorist organisation that presents a threat to national security.
The purpose of the change in legislation is to protect national security by revoking Dutch citizenship of volunteers who have joined a terrorist organisation that presents a threat to national security. Revocation of Dutch citizenship, combined with a pronouncement of undesirability, prevents volunteers from returning to the Netherlands in a legal manner. In this way, an actual return is made difficult.

The evaluation research will focus on the following research question: To what extent has the implementation of Section 14 (4) of the Netherlands Nationality Act successfully prevented Dutch members of foreign jihadi organisations, by revoking their Dutch citizenship, from returning to the Netherlands in a legal manner?
To answer this question, a plan evaluation and a process evaluation have been carried out.

Publication data

Author(s):
Marseille, A.T., Bex-Reimert, V.M., Winter, P. de, Wever, M., Winter, H.B.
Organization(s):
University Groningen - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Groningen
Publisher:
University Groningen - Faculty of Law
Year of publication:
2020

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Address:
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid