Serious criminals could lose nationality

Justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin is to look into the possiblity of taking away the Dutch nationality of people convicted of very serious international crimes, such as war crimes and crimes against humanity, news agency ANP reports.

However, Dutch nationality can only be removed from people who hold two nationalities because international laws do not allow people to be made stateless, the minister told MPs on Wednesday.
Earlier, it emerged Hirsch Ballin is planning to amend Dutch law on genocide to allow more cases to be prosecuted.

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