The Hague offers safe haven for human rights activists

The Hague is to provide a safe haven for human rights activists without a residence permit who are in danger in their own country.

The plan comes from the local green party GroenLinks and the left-wing liberals D66. The Hague council has approved the plan which will offer a three-month permit to activists, news agency Novum reports.
During that period they will be able to recover their breath, attend courses and continue their work from outside their country.
It is the first ‘Shelter City’ in what is planned as a series of safe havens around Europe.
The Hague is home to the International Criminal Court.

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