Person or body against whom a punishable act is directed, or who has directly been affected by the consequences of a criminal offence.
Government body responsible for enforcing legal order, combatting crime and unsafety, including detecting punishable acts, and providing assistance to those who require it.
Public Prosecution ServiceOther
Government body responsible for upholding the law, detecting and prosecuting punishable acts, implementing penalties and informing the judge in as far as required by law.
Before prosecution starts this is the person who, on the grounds of facts or circumstances, is suspected of having committed a punishable act. Once prosecution has started it is the person against whom...
Verdict of guiltyOther
Verdict by a judge who considers the charges by the public prosecutor proven and punishable and considers the suspect punishable.
Punishable offence of a less serious nature, mentioned as such in the Penal Code. The classification of punishable offences is important in procedural law (absolute competence and legal remedies) and punishment....
Release from punishment for an offence by the Head of State recommended by the Minister of Justice
Dismissal by the public prosecutorOther
Decision by the public prosecutor not to prosecute after a punishable offence for reasons of public interest.
Discharge from all further prosecutionOther
A court order issued in cases where the Public Prosecution Service has been able to prove the charges against a defendant, but the relevant offence or the offender is not punishable.
Detention on remandOther
Detention in a detention centre before the court hearings start. This is generally applied to suspects of serious crimes, punishable by at least four years in jail, or when there is a security risk or...
Dismissal on technical groundsOther
Decision by the public prosecutor not to take action because the prosecution is unlikely to lead to a conviction (for instance due to lack of evidence or because the fact or the suspect is not punishable).
Social Insurances Bank (SVB)Other
Government body responsible for carrying out social security provisions such as the General Old Age Pension Act (AOW), the General Survivors Pension Act (ANW) and the General Child Benefits Act (AKW).
General Child Benefit Act (AKW)Other
The general child benefit act offers a financial compensation for the cost of child care.
Income under the General Old Age Pension Act (AOW).Other
Gross benefits received under the General Old Age Pension Act (AOW).
Benefits based on one of the following regulations : - the Unemployment insurance act (WW) - the Unemployment Provisions Act (WWV) - the State Group Regulation for unemployed Persons (RWW) - the Act on...
Work and Social Assistance Act (WWB)Other
Dutch law that came into force on 1 January 2004 providing social assistance. It replaces the National Assistance Act (ABW) and the
Until 31 December 2005 Dutch health insurance was divided into a collective and a private part. The collective part was based on the Compulsory Health Insurance Act (ZFW) and the Exceptional Medical Expenses...
Compulsory health insurance act (ZFW)Other
Law that was in force until 1 January 2006. The aim of the law was to ensure people whose income is below the threshold of proper health care under the compulsory health insurance act . The law does not...