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Karolin Schaps

Dutch government uncovers holiday camps for 'conversion therapy'

11 Jun 2020

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the Netherlands, 15 organisations and individuals offer so-called "conversion therapy" aiming to make gay people straight, the health ministry said, as it mulls a ban on the discredited practice which can cause severe mental health problems.

Refugees take Germany to court over mobile phone data checks

05 May 2020

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Cameroon are suing the German state for accessing personal data on their mobile phones, arguing it was an unnecessary invasion of privacy, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Refugees take Germany to court over mobile phone data checks

05 May 2020

AMSTERDAM, May 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Cameroon are suing the German state for accessing personal data on their mobile phones, arguing it was an unnecessary invasion of privacy, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Asylum seeker wins right to leave German centre over coronavirus rules

23 Apr 2020

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A German court has ruled that an asylum seeker should be allowed to leave the holding centre where he was staying after he argued it was too crowded to respect coronavirus distancing rules, a decision refugee campaigners called "ground-breaking".

Dutch students raise privacy concerns over online exam surveillance

21 Apr 2020

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch students have accused universities of violating their privacy by using monitoring software to prevent cheating in exams being conducted online because of the coronavirus.

Dutch students raise privacy concerns over online exam surveillance

21 Apr 2020

AMSTERDAM, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch students have accused universities of violating their privacy by using monitoring software to prevent cheating in exams being conducted online because of the coronavirus.

Europe's new jobless urged to pick fruit amid huge farm labour shortage

15 Apr 2020

AMSTERDAM/ROME, April 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the coronavirus pandemic shut his restaurant German chef Patrick Mayer swapped his kitchen knives for farm tools and now spends his days harvesting asparagus – work normally done by seasonal labourers from Romania.

Netherlands suspects trafficking of Vietnamese minors through asylum centers

26 Mar 2020

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost all the Vietnamese children who arrived in Dutch asylum centers in recent years disappeared and were probably trafficked, the Dutch government advisor on human trafficking has said.

Dutch sex workers risk trafficking and abuse as coronavirus bites

19 Mar 2020

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch sex workers risk being trafficked and mistreated by dangerous clients as the shutdown of Amsterdam's sex clubs, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is likely to drive the trade underground, according to sex industry campaigners.

Dutch sex worker sets up funding appeal as coronavirus closes brothels

16 Mar 2020

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Dutch sex worker has set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for prostitutes hit by the closure of brothels in Amsterdam due to coronavirus as campaigners raised fears over the loss of income and putting workers at greater risk.

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