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Finland: Universal Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

(Mar. 25, 2014) On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last year (THL utreder hur “papperslösas” hälsotjänster ska ordnas [THL Investigates How Health Services of “Undocumented Persons Should […]

Sweden: Citizenship of Son Not Enough to Prevent Deportation of Suspected Terrorist

(Mar. 6, 2014) On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Säkerheten väger tyngre än svensk medborgares kärnrättigheter – terrormisttänkt utvisas [Security Heavier than a Swedish Citizen’s Core Rights – Terror Suspect to Be Deported], DAGENS JURIDIK (Jan. 30, 2014); Högsta Förvaltningsdomstolens […]

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, […]