Evaluation Law on Mutual Recognition and Enforcement of Custodial and Suspended Sanctions
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- Nauta, O., Aalst, M. van, Özgül, P.
- DSP-groep, WODC
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Framework Decisions 2008/909/JHA and 2008/947/JHA completed the EU legislation on the transfer of enforcement of criminal penalties. Framework Decision 909 gives further substance to the principle of mutual recognition for custodial sentences, and with Framework Decision 947 this is done for suspended sentences and alternative sanctions. On 1 November 2012, both Framework Decisions were implemented in the Law on Mutual Recognition and Enforcement of Custodial and Suspended Sanctions (in Dutch: the Wets). As from that date, the Wets regulates the enforcement in the Netherlands of criminal sentences from EU Member States which, like the Netherlands, have implemented both Framework Decisions in their national legislation.
The purpose of the investigation is to provide insight into the application of the Wets in practice. The following twofold objective was the guiding principle:
How many Wets cases have been dealt with (both incoming and outgoing) since this law came into force, with what outcome, and what are the characteristics of these cases? What is the procedure of application of the Wets and how is this experienced by the organisations involved?
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