Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Misbehaving Dutch Judges Are not Dismissed

Misbehaving judges or those who do not function face no risks of being fired. This results from research by RTL News. In the past ten years only one judge has been dismissed. During fourteen years she caused problems due to major drinking problems. Misbehavior of Dutch judges consists of unsolicited sexual approaches, drinking problems or unprofessional acts. The well-known lawyer Gert-Jan Knoops suggests that an independent council has to evaluate judges. He added that judges who evaluate each other are like butchers who give a mark of approval to their own meat.

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