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Revised Dutch Code of Civil Procedure: Effective 1 October 2019

Introduction Effective 1 October 2019, the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure (DCCP) will partly be revised. This revision is related to the failed digitalization of the Dutch judicial system: Program Quality and Innovation of Justice (in Dutch: Programma Kwaliteit en Innovatie Rechtspraak (KEI)). Only the district courts of Gelderland and Midden-Nederland have switched to the … Continue Reading

Tijdelijke Wet COVID-19 Justitie en Veiligheid: tijdelijke introductie van digitale zittingen/Temporary Dutch COVID-19 Justice and Security Act: Temporary Introduction of Digital Court Hearings (in Dutch and English)

(Read in English below.) Introductie Op 21 april 2020 heeft de Eerste Kamer het wetsvoorstel voor de Tijdelijke Wet COVID-19 Justitie en Veiligheid (de Spoedwet) aangenomen. De verwachting is dat de Spoedwet binnenkort in werking zal treden, waarschijnlijk al deze week. De Spoedwet past een groot aantal wetten aan waarmee voorgeschreven procedures en termijnen tijdelijk … Continue Reading

The Dutch Supreme Court Obliges the Dutch Government to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On 20 December 2019 the Dutch Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the case of Urgenda against the Dutch State. In 2013, the NGO Urgenda started a civil law procedure against the Dutch State for “knowingly exposing its own citizens to danger” by not taking sufficient measures to prevent climate change and therefore not preventing … Continue Reading

The European Account Preservation Order: A Method for Debt Recovery Throughout the EU

Introduction The rules governing seizure of a cross-border bank account in the EU follow from the EU Regulation establishing a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO). Such Regulation was created to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters. Under this seizure procedure, a creditor will be able to obtain an EAPO to freeze funds … Continue Reading

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