HDP x WHN: een humaan asielbeleid?
Op 14 juni organiseert Huis de Pinto in samenwerking met What is Happening Now? en de Amsterdamse alumnivereniging Holocaust en Genocidestudies een thema-avond over het nieuwe regeerakkoord en de integratie van vluchtelingen. Tijdens deze avond zullen What Is Happening Now-leden Arja Oomkens en Iona Mulder in gesprek gaan met Hussein… Continue Reading →
HDP x WHN: Oorlogstoerisme
This event is in Dutch. Aankomende maandag 23 april organiseert What is Happening Now? in samenwerking met Huis De Pinto en de Amsterdamse alumnivereniging Holocaust en Genocidestudies een thema-avond over ‘Oorlogstoerisme’. Tijdens deze avond zullen What Is Happening Now-leden Marieke Zoodsma en Laurien Vastenhout in gesprek gaan met fotograaf… Continue Reading →
What the Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide has to do with the Amsterdam municipal elections
By Marieke Zoodsma – The Dutch municipal elections are coming up this week and so, for the last couple of weeks, the various Dutch national and local political parties have been particularly active. In the run-up to the elections, politicians are always keen on getting as much media attention as possible,… Continue Reading →
Exposing “Ghosts” – An Online Hunt for Assad’s Thugs in Europe
By Koen Kluessien – “We love Assad because the government gave us all the power – if I wanted to take something, kill a person or rape a girl I could […]. The government gave me 30,000 Syrian pounds per month and an extra 10,000 per person that I… Continue Reading →
Elections in the Netherlands: what the outcome of the Dutch Elections says about the universality of human rights
By Arja Oomkens – “Will you consider the rights of children when you vote this week?” – “Sure! Who are you going to vote for?” “I don’t have a residence permit, so I’m not allowed to vote. – “Really, how come? Your Dutch is perfect!” Last week, Anood (22) campaigned… Continue Reading →
Different Shades of Denial: are the White House and the German far right relativizing the Holocaust?
By Marieke Zoodsma January is an important month for those involved in Holocaust remembrance; the 27th of January, the day that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a month in which events are organised that involve Holocaust remembrance or… Continue Reading →
The Netherlands and “Criminal Refugees” from Afghanistan: political misconceptions
By Arja Oomkens On 23 September 2016, the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM), a commission that focuses on the protection of human rights in the Netherlands, announced that they had filed a lawsuit against the Dutch state for a wrongful act committed with… Continue Reading →
Victims and reparations at the ICC
By Amani Chibashimba (guest writer) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) was created by the Rome Statute of 1998 in a way to conclude the efforts that have been made to fight international criminality since the end of the Second World War. Its creation is considered to be a… Continue Reading →
The Age of Apology: What Brandt’s Genuflection Can Tell About the Potential of Our Apologies
By Renate Vink (guest writer) – We are all sometimes waiting for a ‘sorry’. In our world of conflicts, historical wounds and complexities, it seems hard to overcome the legacies of conflict from our past. How to break these spirals of revenge, anger, and shame over past injustices? Authentic,… Continue Reading →
Housing for Refugees in the Netherlands: austere and just?
By Arja Oomkens – Last November, the Dutch government decided that housing for refugees with a temporary residence permit must be “austere and just”. In effect, this meant the development of austerity measures to regularize housing for these refugees in empty governmental buildings (e.g. former offices), in one of… Continue Reading →
Ending Statelessness: the long road ahead
By Arja Oomkens – Exactly one year ago, UNHCR launched a global campaign aimed at ending statelessness, a phenomenon that is often described as a “devastating legal limbo”. But what is statelessness exactly, and why is it so important to combat its consequences? The UNHCR report that came out… Continue Reading →
From nitrate bombs to parties on a farm: the migrant crisis is causing a fault line through the Netherlands
By Marieke Zoodsma “Why did you come tonight to this meeting?”, an AT5 reporter asks one of the visitors of an information evening in Amstelveen, a municipality in the suburbs of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. “To defend my neighbourhood. This has scared me to death. Well, the whole thing is… Continue Reading →
Film Review: Im Labyrinth des Schweigens – “The Disclosure of a Disturbed Past”
By Laurien Vastenhout and Marieke Zoodsma – It was not the handsome leading actor on the promotion poster of the film Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (Labyrinth of Lies) that stirred our young historians’ blood. This was rather caused by the endless number of high-up filling cabinets with documents and… Continue Reading →
“We Are You”: The Meaning of the Holocaust in Israeli Identity and Politics
By Laurien Vastenhout – By After the ‘march of unity’ of world leaders in Paris on the 11th of January, which was a response to the terrorist attacks on both the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish grocery store in the city centre, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu visited the memorial… Continue Reading →
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