When both groups of refugees “are fleeing war and violence, then when they are received, the state is obliged to treat both groups equally,” the court ruled. But the Dutch authorities allowed the Ukrainian refugees to stay in the country without legal formalities and get a job immediately after their arrival in the country. Therefore, international standards for refugee accommodation were violated.
It is curious that Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, criticized the Dutch authorities for the poor conditions for accepting refugees. Mijatović was referring to the situation of 700 refugees in the Netherlands who had to sleep on the streets.