Rejected asylum seekers caught between two stools - Humanity House


27 Sep

Movie with discussion

Rejected asylum seekers caught between two stools

It is estimated that there are over 10.000 rejected asylum seekers in the Netherlands, who cannot be expelled. They are not allowed stay here, but cannot return to their home country either. The documentary ‘Outlawed’ focuses on their situation. As they are not recognized as Dutch residents, they do not enjoy the same rights as Dutch citizens. In their daily life, this implies among others that they do not enjoy the right to housing, the right to food and the right to education.

About the speakers

After the documentary you can pose questions to those involved in this topic: Maria Hlavajova (Artistic Director BAK, Basis voor Actuele Kunst) who wants to improve the integration of rejected asylum seekers in Dutch society through art. Furthermore, several rejected asylum seekers will have their say.

Museum visit and workshop

Prior to the documentary, you can take a journey of discovery through our museum for only € 5,00-. In 45 minutes you will experience what it means having to flee from a conflict or disaster. You can take this journey up until one hour prior to the commencement of the program.
After the documentary, Maria Hlavajova will give a one-hour-workshop about active participation. Together with fellow-visitors you will brainstorm on how the situation of rejected asylum seekers in The Hague can be improved.
Outlawed is made by seven students of the Humanities College.


  • English
  • 12:30
  • 13:00
  • 16:00