Dutch government to discuss JW abuse issue Thursday 15 feb between 10.00 and 13.00 [live stream]
Thursday 15 februari 2018, between 10.00 and 13.00, a committee of the Dutch House of Representatives will discuss JW child abuse issues during a public meeting.
For those who speak Dutch, you can follow along:
- Program: https://www.tweedekamer.nl/debat_en_vergadering/commissievergaderingen/details?id=2018A00016
- Live stream (video): https://www.tweedekamer.nl/vergaderingen/livedebat/groen-van-prinstererzaal
- Live stream (audio only): https://www.tweedekamer.nl/vergaderingen/livedebat/groen-van-prinstererzaal/audio
- Video recording (available some hours after the meeting): https://debatgemist.tweedekamer.nl/commissievergaderingen
FYI JW are topic #5 on the roll, so they probably won't be talked about right from the start.
34775-VI-82 Brief regering d.d. 12 december 2017 - S. Dekker, minister voor Rechtsbescherming
Reactie op verzoek commissie op berichtgeving ‘Kinderen Jehova's slecht beschermd tegen misbruik’ en ‘Brede roep om onderzoek naar Jehova’s Getuigen’https://www.tweedekamer.nl/downloads/document?id=1fe4a3c9-24a0-48db-961f-8e504cb85fba&title=Reactie%20op%20verzoek%20commissie%20op%20berichtgeving%20%E2%80%98Kinderen%20Jehova%27s%20slecht%20beschermd%20tegen%20misbruik%E2%80%99%20en%20%E2%80%98Brede%20roep%20om%20onderzoek%20naar%20Jehova%E2%80%99s%20Getuigen%E2%80%99.pdf
....bumped to get this in sight 3 hours before start of the meeting....
I`m looking forward to this
Thanks for sharing. Will be following closely.
Interesting quote from the document:
De Jehova’s Getuigen zijn opgeroepen om de door de RK Kerk genomen (preventie)maatregelen te bestuderen en waar mogelijk over te nemen.
The JWs are advised to review the prevention measure adopted by the Roman Catholic Church and where possible to copy these.
So the Catholic Church in NL has taken more and better measured that the organization.
Curious to the outcome of the debate. Hope the summon the confidential documents.
An English translation would be good, anyone? please.
The Minister now also said that the Catholic Church offered JW to sit down together so the CC can explain how they cleaned house, and what issues they encountered.
I think it's an offer JW can't can't refuse, and they can't accept either.....
@Zeb, it a 3 hour meeting on different aspects of child abuse and child porn. It's still going on.
Live translation would be impossible. I'll try to get the highlights later today....I'm at work now.
Wow....this is a bomb shell: the Minister will push to have a committee to investigate/help JW....headed by a non-JW to ensure an impartial and unbiased view.
JW will have a hard time swallowing that!