Implementation in national legislation of the international regulations with regard to the protection of underage victims

Constitutional and administrative law / International treaty

Implementation in national legislation of the international regulations with regard to the protection of underage victims

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Summary

Several international regulations aim to protect underage victims of crime in criminal proceedings. In the Netherlands, attention is paid to these regulations in various legislation. The reason for this study is that, despite the increased attention, there is no complete picture of the obligations that the Netherlands has based on the international regulations with regard to the protection of underage victims at this moment.
The aim of this study is to map to what extent international regulations regarding the treatment and position of underage victims have been implemented in national legislation and in practice. An additional goal is to identify areas where gaps may exist and in which area the Netherlands goes beyond what is prescribed or recommended internationally.

The following research questions are answered in this study:

  1. What obligations does the Netherlands have under international guidelines and treaties when it comes to the protection of underage victims of crimes within the context of the application of criminal law?
  2. Which of these obligations have so far been implemented on paper in the Netherlands and how?
  3. Have the obligations implemented on paper also been implemented into practice. To what extent has this been done or not (yet been) done?

Publication data

Author(s):
Sondorp, J.E., Hoogeveen, C.E.
Organization(s):
Adviesbureau Van Montfoort , WODC
Place of publication:
Woerden
Publisher:
Adviesbureau Van Montfoort
Year of publication:
2020

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