Evaluation of the administrative loop of the General Administrative Law Act and international comparative law

Evaluation of the administrative loop of the General Administrative Law Act and international comparative law

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Summary

In January 2010 the legislator introduced the so-called administrative loop (‘bestuurlijke lus’, see Article 8:51a of the General Administrative Law Act). This novelty in the Dutch General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht (Awb)) could perhaps be considered the most renewing but also the most disputed/discussed tool in the toolbox of the Dutch administrative judge. On request of the Dutch Parliament, members of the Law Faculty of Maastricht University conducted research to investigate the experiences with the administrative loop. The following four main questions have been answered.

  1. Did the introduction of the administrative loop result in more suitable, efficient and expedient rules of administrative legal procedure?
  2. Did the introduction of the administrative loop improve or worsen the position of the citizen?
  3. Which bottlenecks or possibilities for improvement can be found?
  4. What lessons can be learned from rules of administrative legal procedure in other countries e.g. Germany and Belgium, with the aim to increase suitability, efficiency and expediency of Dutch administrative procedural rules in relation to legal protection of the citizen?

Publication data

Author(s):
Backes, Ch.W., Hardy, E.M.J., Jansen, A.M.L., Polleunis, S., Timmers, R., Poortinga, M.A., Versluis, E.
Organization(s):
University Maastricht - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Maastricht
Publisher:
University Maastricht - Faculty of Law
Year of publication:
2014

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