This report has been guided by two central aims, namely: (1) to provide an overview of the existing legislation, policies, and practices, at both the national and local level, relevant to ‘safe reporting of crime’ for irregular migrants in the Netherlands, and broadly to assess the effectiveness of these measures; and (2) to explore the applicability of so-called ‘sanctuary’ or ‘firewall’ policies in the Netherlands, while also identifying and discussing the unique practical and juridical features of the Dutch context that distinguish it from other jurisdictions.
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R. Timmerman (Ruben), Leerkes, A.S, & Staring, R.H.J.M. (2019). Safe reporting of crime for migrants with irregular status in the Netherlands. Retrieved from