The EC Directive on “preventive restructuring frameworks" provides for pre-insolvency rescue measures that need a specialist court, to be staffed with judges experienced in international commercial insolvency practice, to become successful.
The Dutch Supreme Court upheld the decision that the State of the Netherlands did not mislead investors in the run-up to the nationalisation of Fortis. The role the financial crisis played in this outcome and the role it should have played.
In December the Children’s Ombudsperson published the Children’s Rights Monitor. This monitor presents an overview of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the Netherlands in the last five years and also looks at the future.
In honour of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize winner, the Child Law Department of Leiden Law School produced a research report on children’s rights and the environment - Cleaning up the Mess- Children’s Rights and Environmental Protection.