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2021 | Nuhanovic Foundation supports request for compensation Afghan victims

The Nuhanovic Foundation supports four Afghan victims in their efforts to obtain compensation from the Dutch government for the harm they suffered as a result of the Dutch bombing of their homes situated in the Afghan village Qala-e-Ragh in the Chora-district. The bombardment occurred in the night of 16-17 June 2007 and killed between 30 and 88 civilians. Between 50 and 100 civilians were injured. The victims consider the attack indiscriminate and disproportionate, in violation with international humanitarian law.

Having heard the case on 29 March 2021, the Dutch District Court of The Hague ordered the Dutch state to reconstruct as precisely as possible the events leading up to the attack. The Netherlands must also clarify on what intelligence the decision to bomb the village was based. The law suit will continue in June.

In our Reparations Legal Database, we are developing an Afghanistan section with reports and articles related to the three Afghanistan cases (ICC, The Netherlands and Australia) that the Nuhanovic Foundation supports.