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Institutional Observer


Kazernestraat 52

2514 CV ’s-Gravenhage (The Hague),

The Netherlands


+ 31 070 361 1311




As the highest court in the fields of civil, criminal and tax law in the Netherlands, the Supreme Court is responsible for hearing appeals in cassation and for a number of specific tasks with which it is charged by law. In the fields of civil and criminal law, the court is also the supreme court for the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.

The main task of the Procurator General of the Supreme Court is to provide the members of the Supreme Court with independent advice – known as an ‘advisory opinion’ - on how to rule in the cassation proceedings before them.

The Director of Operations and his staff are charged with facilitating the tasks of the Supreme Court and the office of the Procurator General.

The Supreme Court, the Procurator General and his office and the Director of Operations form a single organisation.