Publication Anti-institutional extremism in the Netherlands
This publication is meant to provide an insight into the threat posed by anti-institutional extremism to the democratic legal order. This analysis is available to the public so that all government bodies, but also the media, researchers and scientists, and all Dutch citizens will be able to recognise and counter anti-institutional extremism.
At the same time, the General Intelligence and Security Service (Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst, AIVD) wants to ensure that criticism of institutions is not automatically labelled as extremist.
After all, criticism, protests, and demonstrations aimed at institutions - including actions in which the limits of the law are tested - are essential for the functioning of the democratic legal order.