No Backpay for Descendants of KNIL Soldiers and Civil Servants from the Dutch East Indies

Relatives of former KNIL soldiers and civil servants from the Dutch East Indies will not receive any overdue salaries from their parents, once deceased. The Central Board of Appeal confirmed an earlier court ruling. . During the v (1942-1945),… Read More

Of Old People and the Things that Won’t Pass and the Perfidious Role of Successive Dutch Cabinets

On the Indische Kwestie, Back Pay and Human Rights Announcing: a special editorial series by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. Van oude mensen en de dingen die voorbijgaan (Of Old People and the Things that Pass) is a famous novel by… Read More

Backpay Scheme extended by a year

Backpay Scheme extended by a year On 24 December 2015, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) introduced the Backpay benefit scheme in consultation with the Indisch Platform. This scheme has recently been extended by a… Read More

CIVIL SERVANTS TO RECEIVE BACK PAY AFTER 70 YEARS – Great Gesture but at What Cost?

Translation of article by Kareen Richard, first published in Dutch newspaper, de Volksrant by Gijs Herderschef – November 3, 2015 Seventy years after the end of World War II, the Netherlands will redeem its debt of honor to former… Read More