General information - Question 1

What are the rights of victims in the Netherlands whose exploitation took place abroad?

Victims who have been exploited abroad shall also be eligible for the B8/3 procedure defined by the Aliens Act Implementation Guidelines of 2000, intended for victims and witnesses who report human trafficking offences. As most victims can make use of this procedure after they have reported such offences, they are not required to return to the country where the exploitation occurred to report the crime there. The B8/3 procedure gives victims the right to the provisions available and, as such, provides access to shelter and support for the duration of the police investigation. This investigation into the suspect is transferred from law enforcement services in the Netherlands to law enforcement services in the country where the exploitation took place. This process is frequently followed by a dismissal of the case, which entails the end of the B8/3 procedure.