Using the United Nations to fight homeschooling in your country

Under the leadership of minister Arie Slob, member of an explicitly christian party, the Dutch cabinet launched a frontal attack on homeschooling. A closer look at the lines along which this attack is taking place is also very instructive for other dossiers. The most concrete part of the bill, which provides for “additional regulations to… Continue reading Using the United Nations to fight homeschooling in your country

Elephants in courtrooms–IV; The case Erbakan vs Turkey

ECHR: office Strasbourg France

For decades now, Islam is growing stronger in Turkey. ‘European’ judicial activism contributed to this. Necmettin Erbakan (1926–2011), founder of Millî Görüş [1], former prime minister and mentor to Erdowahn, was one of the main forces behind the re-Islamization of Turkey. In 2006 a group of judges from the European Court of Human Rights –… Continue reading Elephants in courtrooms–IV; The case Erbakan vs Turkey

Elephants in courtrooms -3-: “Legitimate aims”

ECHR: office Strasbourg France

This is the third article on the European Court of Human Rights and judicial activism. To start with the conclusion: we have to get rid of this Court. Not because everything these ladies and gentlemen say is equally nonsensical. But because of their judicial activism. Even more so because it suits so many politicians perfectly… Continue reading Elephants in courtrooms -3-: “Legitimate aims”

Elephants in courtrooms – II

ECHR: office Strasbourg France

The first episode [1] of Elephants in Courtrooms was about Pastafarism and the Dutch Council of State. This episode is kind of a sequel. The judges who came up with the verdict criticised in episode I referred extensively to the ‘European’ ECHR. That organisation is the subject of this episode. For substantiation, the Dutch judges… Continue reading Elephants in courtrooms – II

Elephants in courtrooms-I – the Dutch ‘Council of State’ on religion

ECHR: office Strasbourg France

On 15 August 2018, the Council of State, administrative jurisdiction division, issued a remarkable ruling [1] in a case by a member of the Pastafarism church against the Mayor and Aldermen of Nijmegen. In this article, I will address this ruling in depth, but as briefly as possible. In a subsequent article, I will devote… Continue reading Elephants in courtrooms-I – the Dutch ‘Council of State’ on religion

Almost two centuries later the Founding Fathers still knew

Replica of the Mayflower Photo by Paul Keleher, via wikimedia. The Pilgrim Fathers fled to the Netherlands in 1609 en left from there in 1620 when the English government asked the Dutch to persecute them there! https://www.mayflower400leiden.com/

In a sense this video is a sequel to my ‘long text’ from October 30 about the very influential Dutch judicial activist Donner. I will make a -shorter- sequel soon about the Dutch monarchy and its cooperation with the World Economic Forum.