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The Dutch Parliament Takes a Stand Against South Africa's Land Expropriation Policy of...


In response, the Netherlands passed a motion against the policy, as it violates the International Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, which both prohibit expropriation of property on the basis of skin color. The Solidarity Movement expects other countries to follow the example of the Dutch parliament to openly discuss the problem on the international stage.

The Solidarity Movement – which includes trade union Solidarity – said that it welcomed a motion adopted by the Dutch parliament on Thursday that "spoke out strongly" against steps being taken to allow for land expropriation in South Africa.