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Tag: Fair Trial

  • The Constitution as window dressing

    The Constitution as window dressing

    Gwen van Eijk | | 1
    The Dutch government has proposed including the rule of law and the right to a fair trial in the Constitution. Recent policy proposals raise questions about the government’s commitment to these principles.
  • Fair trial for juveniles

    Fair trial for juveniles

    The cognitive and emotional development of young people is not yet complete. Their immaturity should be taken into account when they are tried in court and extra assistance should be given to juveniles to ensure they receive a fair trial.
  • Conflicting interests: accurate balancing required

    Conflicting interests: accurate balancing required

    Judith Tielen, Annejet Binnendijk | | 0
    The position of victims in the Dutch criminal justice system has been overlooked for decades. But over the last few years, interest for victims has been growing, as illustrated by the new victim policy presented by State Secretary for Security and Justice.
  • Fairness in Dutch criminal procedure: a victims demand

    Fairness in Dutch criminal procedure: a victims demand

    Michiel Glas | | 0
    How can it be that in Dutch criminal procedure the focus is only on the accused and not the victim? I argue that the introduction of the ‘fair trial’ ideal in the Dutch jurisdiction has been more than just problematic.