The Netherlands should actively assist repatriate the young kids of girls who combined Islamic State in Syria, a court at The Hague ruled on Monday.
The mothers themselves don’t have to be admitted back in the Netherlands, ” the court stated.
Attorneys for 23 girls who combined Islamic State in the Netherlands had requested a judge on Friday to order the country to repatriate their 56 kids from camps in Syria.
The women and children were residing in”deplorable conditions” from the Al-Hol camp at Northern Syria, their attorney had argued.
Judge Hans Vetter explained that although the girls did not have to get repatriated the nation must create”all probable efforts” to reunite the kids, that have Dutch nationality and therefore are under 12 years of age.
“The kids can’t be held accountable for the actions of the parents, nevertheless serious these could be,” the court said in a statement. “The kids are victims of these activities of the parents.”
The girls, however, “were aware of these offenses being perpetrated by IS and has to be attempted”, it stated.
The Dutch government has always insisted that it was too hazardous for Dutch officials to enter the camps and discover the girls and children to return them into the Netherlands.
They’re within the custody of Syrian Kurdish forces once they took the jihadist band’s last enclave.
Turkey announced last week it might begin to repatriate captured Islamic Condition fighters into their nations of origin if their citizenship was revoked.
The Netherlands enacted a law in 2017 that enabled the state to reverse Dutch citizenship for men and women that combined IS. Dutch press reported that the country has revoked the nationality of 11 jihadist fighters and is still contemplating the same for 100 others.