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China: City of Beijing Requires Certificate of No Criminal Record for Foreigner Workers

(Aug. 20, 2013) On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of No Criminal Record (Wu Fanzui Jilu Zhengming Shu, also called a Liangmin Zheng) when submitting documentation for employment […]

Netherlands: Children

(June 20, 2013) According to a recent report issued by the Children’s Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy on family reunions. The report noted as evidence of the Dutch “get-tough” approach that in 2008, […]