Complaints against a decision not to prosecute (article 12 of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure)

Constitutional and administrative law / Citizens

Complaints against a decision not to prosecute (article 12 of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure)

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Summary

Article 12 of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure (DCCP) provides that a directly interested party can file a written complaint with the court of appeal against – the omission of – a decision not to prosecute, to no longer prosecute or to prosecute by means of a penalty order.
This research consists of two sub‐reports. In the first sub‐report the qualitative research into the measures taken to reduce the the processing times of article 12 DCCP procedures and to prevent Article 12 DCCP procedures are discussed, as well as what the intended and the actual function is or has been of the taken measures. Secondly, by means of quantitative research the expectations of citizens who submit an Article 12 DCCP complaint have been examined as well as the experiences of the complainants in Article 12 DCCP procedures.

Publication data

Author(s):
Lent, L. van, Boone, M.M., Bos, K. van den, Ansems, L.F.M. (ass.), Lipman, S.A. (ass.), Versteegt, L. (ass.)
Organization(s):
University Utrecht - Montaigne Centre , WODC
Place of publication:
Utrecht
Publisher:
University Utrecht - Montaigne Centre
Year of publication:
2016

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