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The General Counsel has overall responsibility for the establishment of the Commission's pol-
icy on legal matters. The General Counsel serves as the chief legal advisor to the Chairman
regarding all legal matters and services performed within, or involving, the Commission, and
provides legal advice to the Commissioners and the Divisions as appropriate.
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programs and provides counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of
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with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approve settlements of
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AMSTERDAM---The animal rights
activist whose 2002 assassination of
a populist anti-immigration politician
plunged the Netherlands into turbu-
lence is eligible for early parole and
should be reintegrated into society, a
criminal justice agency ruled yester-
An official immediately announced
the Justice Department might not
enforce the agency s ruling. Volkert
van der Graaf was sentenced to 18 years
for shooting Pim Fortuyn dead in what
was arguably the first assassination in
the country since 1672.
As his potential release date
approaches, the department has resis-
ted letting him out of prison early, say-
ing it could cause civil unrest and that
it may be impossible to keep him safe
The killing of Fortuyn, a professor
and author whose party skyrocketed
to popularity on an anti-immigration
platform deeply shocked the Dutch. It
ushered in a period of unstable gov-
ernments as Fortuyn s former support-
ers swung support to a variety of
would-be successors, and a
groundswell of sentiment against Mus-
lim immigrants intensified.
At the time of his conviction, 20
years was the harshest practical sen-
tence for a criminal who was not ruled
criminally insane. In line with public
sentiment, sentencing possibilities have
increased and life sentences are now
Under Dutch rules, prisoners are
generally granted parole after serving
two-thirds of their sentences. The
Council for the Admission of Criminal
Justice ruled that Van der Graaf s rights
had priority "over societal unrest and
the risks that allowing furloughs may
Deputy Justice Minister Fred Teeven
said that he might ignore the ruling.
"I have to consider it again and go
look at the immediate circumstances,"
Fortuyn s brother Marten said in a
statement on behalf of the family that
"we presume Teeven will keep his word
and see whether any provisional release
can be prevented."
Geert Wilders, the politician who
eventually won over the bulk of For-
tuyn s former supporters---and who
currently tops national popularity polls,
well ahead of Prime Minister Mark
Rutte---said that the criminal justice
organisation is "out of touch with real-
"The interest of the Netherlands is
that (Van der Graaf) remain behind
bars as long as possible," he said.
At trial, Van der Graaf claimed he
saw Fortuyn as a threat to the vulner-
able, and compared Fortuyn s rise in
popularity to the rise of Hitler. Closely
questioned by judges, Van der Graaf
said he wasn t sure whether what he
did was wrong, but he said he would
never do it again.
Van der Graaf was married and had
a young daughter at the time of For-
tuyn s killing. (AP)
Parole for man who
killed Dutch politician
A giraffe eats a food pellet
from the mouth of a foreign
visitor at the Giraffe Centre,
in the Karen neighbourhood
of Nairobi, Kenya. The risk
to the country's tourism
was one of the first
concerns expressed by
officials during the initial
days of the Westgate Mall
siege, but tourists continue
to fly to Kenya for safaris
and beach vacations
seemingly despite a number
of foreigners being killed in
last week's attack.
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