Bart van Tongeren

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May 19 '17 10:19

While State Secretary of Security and Justice in the Rutte II cabinet, Fred Teeven (VVD) implemented budget cuts on legal aid after he realized that the PvdA would not make criminal stricter and implement minimum punishments, weekly newspaper De Groene Amsterdammer reports. "It's another way to achieve the same effect", the newspaper quotes him. Lawyers in the Netherlands are furious.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Mar 31 '16 09:16

A massive 74 percent of lawyers in the Netherlands had to deal with aggression and threats at least once, almost double that of a decade ago, according to a survey done by Advocatenblad. Most of the threats and aggression come from their own clients