The Council has access to an expert pool of judges in order to be able to meet the need from other countries for expertise from the Netherlands Judiciary. This export pool is intended both for judges who have already gained experience abroad and for judges who have a proven interest in international cooperation and would like to acquire experience in this area.
The Council’s International Cooperation division consults this expert pool after receiving requests to provide experts for the purpose of bilateral cooperation, including Twinning; developing the rule of law elsewhere in the world, and for study visits. There is also a demand for expertise in providing training courses and participating in seminars and conferences in the Netherlands and abroad. Finally, the Council draws on the export pool in relation to membership in international judges’ networks and participation in the EU’s civilian missions in which the Netherlands is involved.