Dutch constitution in Arabic for refugees

The Dutch cabinet is going to give the assignment to translate the Dutch constitution into Arabic for refugees. Municipalities can give the translation to people who arrive in refugee centers.

Chapter one which consists of the prohibition of discrimination is already available. The translation of the full constitution will become available next month.

Minister of Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk finds it important that refugees have knowledge of Dutch law. “These people arrive in a country that is foreign to them. I think it is good to teach them in their own language about the basis rules of our society”.

He alluded to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. He also thinks it important that migrants realize that men and women are equal and that differences in sexual orientation are accepted in the Netherlands.

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