Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of The Netherlands. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.
Centre for Drug
Research, University of Amsterdam
The Centre for Drugs Research, (CEDRO), is a department of the School of Environmental Sciences (Faculteit der Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen), at the University of Amsterdam. CEDRO's goal is the determination of various aspects of the drug problem from a socio-scientific angle. This web site includes an on-line library covering alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, drug policy, heroin and methodology, and drug use statistics for the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Tilburg. Most reports are in Adobe .pdf format, and are available in differing degrees in English, French, Dutch, German, Italian and Russian.
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
The EMCDDA country overview provides a structured synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Netherlands.
"The Trimbos Institute is the national knowledge institute for mental health care, addiction care and social work. It is our aim to create knowledge on mental health and apply it to mental health care, addiction care and social work policy and practice.".
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights
The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) was established in 1981. The institute aims to serve as a centre for human rights studies. It conducts and promotes research projects, and collects relevant documentation on international human rights issues with an aim to enhance and distribute the knowledge on human rights procedures and practices. In English and Dutch.
Bureau of the Dutch Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings
This website offers reports, legislation and links relating to trafficking in human beings.
Trafficking in Human Beings
These reports from the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings (NRM) present updated figures together with already published numerical data, in order to show possible trends on the situation of human trafficking in the Netherlands.
This report compares the
with nine other countries (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden,
the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the United States) on the
problem of crime, and the methods and financial means used to control
crime. The study is
of a general and exploratory nature.
Openbaar Ministerie - Public Prosecution Service
The Public Prosecution Service is
a semi-governmental agency that is one of the main parties involved in
dealing with criminal cases. In Dutch and English.
Researching Dutch Law
This research and resource guide provides an outline of the Dutch legal system. It provides links to law faculties, law libraries, and professional bodies as well as references to books, journals, and law dictionaries.
This site provides information on the organized crime in the Netherlands. Includes links to reports and publications. In English.
This website is mainly in Dutch,
with a downloadable brochure in English entitled "Policing in the
This official website offers extensive statistical data on the Netherlands. Of special interest to WCJLN users is the section titled Security and Justice.
Website of the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC)
This website of the WODC of the Dutch Ministry of Justice provides an overview of recent publications in a variety of fields. Organized crime features prominently on this site. Specific search questions regarding literature can by submitted to the information desk of the documentation department.
Located within the Ministry of Justice, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism was appointed to improve cooperation between the agencies in the Netherlands who are involved in combating terrorism. The website contains a number of relevant publications and is available in both Dutch and English.