Paths to Justice in the Netherlands 2014

Paths to Justice in the Netherlands 2014

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Summary

The 2003 and 2009 Paths to Justice studies provided a quantitative overview of the so-called landscape of disputes as seen from the perspective of Dutch citizens. This provided insight into the extent to which citizens are confronted with justiciable problems and the courses they follow to resolve those problems. Five years have passed since then, with social and online developments and changes to the legal system. These might have lead to changes in the pattern of occurrence and settlement of justiciable problems.
Since this study has been conducted for the third time now, it is becoming possible to observe preliminary trends. The research questions are:

  1. To what extent are (potentially) civil-law and administrative-law problems prevalent among the population?
  2. What courses do citizens follow to resolve these problems? To what extent do citizens use legal services, extrajudicial and judicial dispute resolution, and which circumstances influence their choices?
  3. How were the problems concluded? Which results have been achieved?
  4. How do citizens evaluate legal advisors, mediation and procedures? To what extent do citizens have confidence in the operation of lawyers and the courts?
  5. With respect to the above questions, to what extent have changes occurred in comparison with the measurements of 2003 and 2009?

Publication data

Author(s):
Voert, M.J. ter, Klein Haarhuis, C.M.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
Boom Lemma
Year of publication:
2015
ISBN:
978-94-6236-646-6
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 315

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