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Judicial Organizations

Internet sources in the Netherlands, Europe and international

The Netherlands

  • Ministry of Security and Justice

    This site contains information on the organization and press releases.

    Ministry of Security and Justice
  • Administration of justice and dispute settlement

    This theme contains information, news, documents and publications on the Dutch court system.

    Legal system
  • Public Prosecution Service (OM)

    The Public Prosecution Service forms together with the courts, what is known as the judiciary, the authority responsible for the administration of justice. This section contains information on the organization of the Public Prosecution Service.

  • Judicial system

    This site contains information on the judiciary system in the Netherlands, the structure of the judiciary system, and figures.


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  • International Association of Prosecutors (IAP)

    This webiste besides being the primary source of information about the IAP and its activities also includes a discussion forum; a worldwide communication platform to promote discussions and share experiences on various topics amongst members. The section 'Publications' contains pdf's of the IAP-Journal, articles, reports and papers.

  • International Criminal Court (ICC)

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The ICC is based on a treaty, joined by 104 countries.

  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by Security Council resolution 827. This resolution was passed on 25 May 1993 in the face of the serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991, and as a response to the threat to international peace and security posed by those serious violations.

  • International Court of Justice (ICJ)

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. This site contains information about the ICJ organization, cases (1947-2010), basic documents and other publications.


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