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Romanovskiy Georgiy Borisovich, Doctor of juridical sciences, professor, head of the sub-department of criminal law, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), E-mail: 

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Background. Countering terrorism is a global threat, which reinforces the relevance of comparative research. Studying the experience of the Netherlands in the fight against terrorist threats is of particular importance, since this country shows a low crime rate, a combination of a high standard of protection of human rights and the presence of sufficiently repressive possibilities for law enforcement. The Dutch experience can be sought in Russian law enforcement practice. Objective – of the work is to conduct a comparative legal study of the legislation of the Netherlands in the field of countering terrorism, to identify the limits of human rights restrictions in the implementation of preventive measures in this area.
Materials and methods. The research tasks were solved thanks to the scientific analysis of a wide range of sources devoted to the problems of countering terrorism in Holland. As a research method, first of all, it was used comparative-legal, which allowed to conduct studies of foreign normative and doctrinal sources.
Results. A general conclusion is presented on the use by the public authorities of the Netherlands of a wide range of forms of countering terrorist threats. This takes into account the foreign experience of introducing restrictive measures aimed at preventing terrorist attacks.
Conclusions. The article states that the Netherlands, despite the low level of terrorist threats, is constantly improving its legislation in the field of countering terrorism. At the same time he uses tough forms of restriction of human rights, which have been tested in other European Union countries (Great Britain and France). 

Key words

human rights, the Netherlands, countering terrorism, restrictions, criminal liability, administrative measures 

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