THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:
A Dutch advisory court says that the government can demand of migrants who have had their asylum applications rejected that they cooperate with efforts to repatriate them in return for basic accommodation in the Netherlands.
The Council of State said in a ruling Thursday that the justice ministry is entitled to demand the cooperation in return for providing rejected asylum-seekers with "bed, bath and bread" accommodation while they wait to be sent back to their home country.
While the number of migrants affected by the ruling is now relatively low, it is expected to soar in coming months amid the European migrant crisis that has seen thousands of people apply for asylum in the Netherlands.