PM supports ethnic registration (update)

Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende supports the idea of registering the ethnic background of criminals, reports the Trouw website on Thursday afternoon.

Earlier Labour members of the senate dismissed the suggestion by the home affairs minister that police and justice officials should register the ethnic background of criminals, reports the the paper.
Home affairs minister Guusje ter Horst said this week that a ‘neutral analysis’ of ethnic origins could help fight discrimination.
Click here for earlier story on political reactions to ethnic registation

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