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Partners in crime (2011)

This report contains information about the role of the legal advisor in the criminal law sector, as assistant and advisor to the judge.


Europeanisation of the law: the consequences for the Dutch Judiciary (2005)

This report was written at the request of the Council for the Judiciary that, since its establishment in 2002, has primary responsibility for the organisation and financing of the Dutch judiciary. The report therefore primarily focuses on the consequences of the ‘Europeanisation’ process of in particular, Dutch law for the organisation of the Dutch judiciary. 

The report first discusses the developments in EU law which are relevant to all three branches of the Dutch judiciary (civil, administrative and criminal). These developments are referred to as the horizontal dimension of the Europeanisation process of Dutch law. Subsequently,  the vertical dimension - the main developments in EU law that are of specific importance to each of the three branches - are discussed separately. In the conclusions, the threads are brought together in order to assess what the major European developments in the years to come will be, and in what possible ways these developments could influence the organisation of the Dutch judiciary.


A credible Judiciary: judges bridging the gap (2009)

Contains the speech delivered by Gabriël van den Brink on the occasion of the third Annual Lecture for the Judiciary. In his speech, Gabriël van den Brink deals with the following questions: is there a gap between the public and the law and if so, what is the nature of this gap? For whom does this gap pose problems and can the gap be bridged?

The Reflective Judge (2008)

The first part of this publication contains the speech of Sir Igor Judge, President of the Queens’ Bench Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, on the topic of reflection on judicial errors, which he delivered on the occasion of the official farewell to Bert van Delden as Chairman to the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary. The second part of the publication contains a speech on the same topic from a Dutch perspective by Bert van Delden.


The European Court of Human Rights - General information, misconceptions and venomous remarks (2007)

The first part of this publication provides information on the historical background of the European Convention of Human Rights, the organisation of the Court, as well as basic information on procedures, the Registry and the execution of judgments. The second part of the brochure contains the eloquent discourse held on the 16th of November 2007 by Egbert Myjer, judge at the ECHR, in which he deals with eleven common misconceptions on the submission of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights.

Judiciary is quality - Committee for the Evaluation of the Modernisation of the Dutch Judiciary (2007)

Five years after the 2002 reorganization of the Dutch judiciary system, the Committee for the Evaluation of the Modernisation of the Dutch Judiciary analyses the effects of this drastic system change and provides a first evaluation of the question: is the judiciary on the right track?

The value of the judicial infrastructure for the Dutch economy (2005)

This publication examines the importance of the judicial infrastructure for the level and the growth of prosperity in the Netherlands. Section 2, gives a description of the institutional elements that may be regarded as important for the economic development of a society. Section 3 gives a brief account of how the available figures can be used as a means to identify those factors which have contributed to economic growth in recent decades and the extent to which they have done so. Sections 4, 5 and 6 focus more extensively on the various attempts in the literature to capture the institutional context in measurable indicators and to determine the significance of the institutional context for economic growth. Section 7 contains a summary and a number of conclusions.