Antwoorden EU-vragenlijst over bestraffing mensensmokkel: NL wil geen humanitaire clausule

The NL is of the opinion that the element of financial or other material benefit should not be included in trans border smuggling cases because this will complicate the investigations on migrant smuggling....

There is no need to change EU legislation relating to the humanitarian clause. Such a clause would lead to difficulties in evidence gathering. The Dutch legislation offers enough possibilities to not sanction in cases of humanitarian assistance (such as verdict of guilt without any kind of punishment).

Bijlage bij Kamerstuk 22112 nr. 2114, 6.4.16