What can we learn from our neighbours?

What can we learn from our neighbours?

A report on a search for regional good practices for law enforcement and public safety in the Carribean Netherlands (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

On the 10th of October 2010, three small and very different Caribbean islands were integrated into a European country located thousands of miles away. On that date, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba became part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and were given the status of public entity. Together, the islands are often referred to as the Caribbean Netherlands, or the BES islands.

The central question of this study is: Which regional good practices in the field of law enforcement and public safety in other Caribbean islands, with a comparable form of government as the Caribbean Netherlands, might benefit the Caribbean Netherlands? To answer this question, three research questions have been formulated:

  1. How is law enforcement and the rule of law organized in other Caribbean islands that have constitutional ties with a base country?
  2. How have these Caribbean islands organized their cooperation with the base country in the area of criminal justice and security and how have they organized cooperation and mutual exchange of information in these matters between Caribbean islands that have constitutional ties with the same base country?
  3. Can any regional good practices be identified that could be beneficial to the Caribbean Netherlands and the Caribbean region with regards to detention facilities, juvenile criminal justice, access to justice, crisis management and border control?

Publication data

Author(s):
Zee, S. van der, Meinema, B., Liem, M.
Organization(s):
University Leiden - Institute of Security and Global Affairs, WODC
Place of publication:
Leiden
Publisher:
University Leiden - Institute of Security and Global Affairs
Year of publication:
2019

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