The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice



Peer review of the Netherlands

20-21 June 2011

Programme

Sunday 19 June 2011

Arrival CEPEJ-GT-EVAL members

    - John STACEY
    - Georg STAWA
    - Audun BERG

Monday 20 June 2011

Arrival CEPEJ-GT-EVAL member

    - Muriel DECOT

9:00- 12:00
Meeting with the Council for the Judiciary and the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice

Visiting address: Visiting address:
Ministry of Security and Justice Council for the Judiciary
Schedeldoekshaven 100 Kneuterdijk 1
2511 EX The Hague 2514 EM The Hague

9:00- 9:30
Welcome by the director of the department for Judicial System, Mr Just Stam

Participants:

    - CEPEJ-GT-EVAL delegation
    - Frans van der Doelen
    - Michelle Möhl

Venue: Ministry of Security and Justice, room HJ 19.21

10:00- 10:15
Welcome by the director of the Strategy and Development department of the Council for the Judiciary, Mr Frans van Dijk

10:15- 12:00
Discussion: data collection by the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice and the Council for the Judiciary

- presentation of the working method of the Research and Documentation Centre with regard to the response to the CEPEJ questionnaire, followed by a
- review of the working method
- presentation of policy information by the Council for the Judiciary (data warehouse, Lamicie, RechtspraaQ)

Participants:

    - CEPEJ-GT-EVAL delegation
    - Yinka Tempelman (Rvdr)
    - Bart Diephuis (Rvdr)
    - Sandra Kalidien (WODC)
    - Paul Smit (WODC)
    - Ronald Meijer (WODC)
    - Frans van der Doelen (DRB)
    - Michelle Möhl (DRB)

Venue: Council for the Judiciary, room K 114

12:00- 13:00
Lunch

Venue: Council for the Judiciary

Departure for Haarlem by taxibus

14:30- 17:00
Field visit to the district court in Haarlem

Visiting address:
District Court Haarlem
Simon de Vrieshof 1
2019 HA Haarlem

14:40- 15:00
Welcome by President of the district court in Haarlem, Mr Herman van der Meer

15:00- 15:40
Attending (part of) a court session

15:40- 16:00
Short guided tour through the court building ‘De Appelaar’

16:00- 17:00
Presentation RechtspraaQ by Ms Tinka Nas, followed by a discussion on RechtspraaQ in practice (experiences from the field)

Participants:

    - CEPEJ-GT-EVAL delegation
    - Frans van der Doelen (DRB)
    - Michelle Möhl (DRB)
    - Yinka Tempelman (Rvdr)

18:00-
Dinner at restaurant Lambermon’s in Haarlem

Address:
Lambermon's
Korte Veerstraat 1
2011 CL Haarlem
www.lambermons.nl

Tuesday 21 June 2011

9:00- 12:30
Expert meeting on financial access to justice and cost-covering court fees in The Netherlands

Working language: English

Visiting address:
Ministry of Security and Justice
Schedeldoekshaven 100
2511 EX The Hague

9:00- 9:15
Welcome by the director of European and International Affairs, Mr Jan Terstegen

9:15- 9:45
The instruments of CEPEJ, a short presentation by CEPEJ, Mr John Stacey / Mr Georg Stawa

9:45- 10:15
Introduction: the Dutch Bill on Cost-Covering Court Fees (draft legislation / policy background), Mr Hans Schoenmakers

10:15- 10:30
Coffee break

10:30- 11:15
Presentation of the cost-covering court fees in the UK, followed by a short discussion, Ms Cara Mitchell-Langford

11:15- 11:45
Dutch cost-covering court fees in a European prespective, an empirical perspective, Mr Frans van der Doelen

11:45- 12:30
Discussion: Dutch cost-covering court fees in a European prespective

Discussion leader: Prof. dr. mr. Bert Niemeijer

Participants:

    - CEPEJ-GT-EVAL delegation
    - Cara Mitchell-Langford (expert UK)
    - Just Stam (DRB)
    - Hans Schoenmakers (DRB)
    - Frans van der Doelen (DRB)
    - Pauline van der Grinten (DW)
    - Ellen Kiersch (DW)
    - Frank Gunters (DIRR)
    - Jan Terstegen (DEIA)
    - Marlèn Dane (DEIA)
    - Frans van Dijk / Eddy Bauw (Rvdr)
    - Otto Nijhuis (Judge)

Referent:

    - Michelle Möhl (DRB)

Venue: Laagbouw Justitie, room LJ 342

12:30-13:30
Lunch

14:00-
Cultural activity

Options:
Maurits house (http://www.mauritshuis.nl/index.aspx?siteid=54)
Madurodam (http://www.madurodam.nl/en/)
Panorama Mesdag (http://www.panorama-mesdag.com/#pagina=920)

Participants:

    - CEPEJ-GT-EVAL delegation
    - Cara Mitchell-Langford
    - Frans van der Doelen (DRB)
    - Michelle Möhl (DRB)

Departure CEPEJ-GT-EVAL members


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