Life[ edit ] According to Hulsman, his childhood and adolescence were marked by the time he spent in a religious boarding school that left him traumatized. After graduating from school Hulsman was involved in a resistance movement during World War 2. In he was convicted of using counterfeit identification papers and imprisoned at the Amersfoort concentration camp. While being transferred to Germany he successfully escaped.
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This foundation is the successor of the local foundation on human rights, with Louk Hulsman as chairman. After he departed the initiative was taken to raise this foundation to an international level, aiming to preserve and if possible expand on the life work of Louk Hulsman, to deal with problematic situations in society without involvement of the criminal justice system. One part of this site is dedicated to the work of Louk Hulsman, including some of his publications, that part is international.
Another part of this site contains the historical work done by the predecessor on the local criminal justice system, that part is in Dutch. The third part will inform you on on-going activities by the Hulsman Foundations and possible interesting projects to take part in. Confronted with your question, I hear him laughing, see him hugging friends, — also those who have not been kind to him, hear him scorn proposals for more punishment, and in the end; laughing again.
Louk was a man from medieval times. One we strongly need today. His kind of intellectual quality and deep humanity inspired many people and the Foundation should ensure that future generation will continue to benefit from his insights. Jehanne Hulsman.
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