Shifting judicial tasks

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Shifting judicial tasks

Exploratory investigation of civil and administrative areas (full text only available in Dutch)


The role played by the criminal courts in the Netherlands in the imposition of sanctions has diminished in recent years as administrative sanctions have become more widely available under numerous acts. It is not clear whether the civil courts and the administrative courts have also seen some of their tasks transferred to government bodies or other non-judicial institutions. The goal of this exploratory investigation was to gain an insight into such issues. Data were collected between September 2015 and March 2016. The problem statement is as follows:
Which legislative proposals in the areas of civil and administrative law, proposed between 2004 and 2014, assign a judicial task to a government body or other non-judicial institution? How does this transfer of tasks take place? And what are the consequences for the public and businesses?

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Böcker, A., Groot- van Leeuwen, L. de, Laemers, M.
WODC, Radboud University Nijmegen - Onderzoekscentrum Staat en Recht
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Radboud University
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Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen - Onderzoekscentrum voor Staat en Recht