Letter from the Dutch Ministry of Justice
December 10, 1997

This letter confirms the "safe country of origin" principle. Asylum applications of persons coming from certain countries arbitrarily regarded as "safe," such as the USA, are routinely subjected to an "accelerated" procedure ("the bum's rush," as we would say in the USA). This clearly discriminates on the basis of country of origin, violating Article 3 of the Convention on Refugees and other human rights instruments.


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