Open data

The WODC offers a number of data collections.

Justice Thesaurus 2019

The WODC manages the 'Justice Thesaurus', a structured standard keyword classification for the domain of the Ministry of Justice and Security.


This thesaurus has been established by the Department of Information and Procurement (DI&I) of the Ministry of Justice and Security as the standard judicial keyword classification for making judicial information accessible and retrieving in catalogs, documentation files and judicial websites.

Current version and formats

Justice Thesaurus 2019 is the current version. The thesaurus can be downloaded as a PDF document and as an XML file.

Open datasets

The WODC offers a number of datasets as open data via For more information:


Various datasets from the WODC are also available via the website of DANS, Data Archiving and Networked Services, Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources on behalf of the KNAW and NWO. The sets are made accessible via EASY.