Second evaluation of the Shielded Witnesses Act

Civil law and civil procedure / Evidence

Second evaluation of the Shielded Witnesses Act

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Summary

The present research aims to gain insight into the application of and experiences with the shielded-witnesses scheme in the period April 2012-April 2017. The research is based on two research methods: desk research and interviews. The desk research, consisting of studying the relevant parliamentary documents, literature and case law, was done in order to map the legal framework of the Act on protected witnesses and to go into the provision of relevant criminal information via an official message by the Central Intelligence Service AIVD the Military Intelligence and Security Service MIVD to the Public Prosecutor. This research method also serves as a means to unearth criminal cases in which the shielded-witnesses scheme played a part and, related, get insight into the criminal cases in which the official message has played a role in the period April 2012-April 2017.

Publication data

Author(s):
Brinkhoff, S., Mensink, J.W.
Organization(s):
Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Nijmegen
Publisher:
Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law
Year of publication:
2018

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Address:
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen - Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid

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