Geert Jan Knoops

Oct 14 '16 10:26

The trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders will continue, the court in the Hague ruled on Friday. Wilders is facing four variants of two hate speech charges because of statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" in the Hague in 2014.

Sep 23 '16 16:00

The hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders over statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" during election campaigns in 2014, is impossible for a court to rule on, the PVV leader's lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops argued in the extra security court at Schiphol on Friday

Geert Wilders
Sep 23 '16 12:20

There are a total of 61 victims in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders - 56 individuals and 5 organizations, was revealed in the third pre-trial hearing in this case. These victims are demanding compensation and that Wilders retracts his "fewer Moroccans" statements on the PVV's website

Jul 15 '16 10:36

Camiel Eurlings is pressing charges against his ex-girlfriend who accused him of abusing her. The former KLM CEO is accusing her of attempted blackmail or extortion and defamation, according to a statement by his lawyer which Dutch newspaper AD has in its possession.

May 26 '16 11:22

PVV leader Geert Wilders and his lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops requested postponement of 3.5 months in the hate speech trial against Wilders for statements he made about Moroccans during election campaigns two years ago,

Mar 18 '16 10:10

Geert Wilders' lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops vehemently denies that he or the PVV leader was responsible for leaking a legal brief detailing their defense strategy in the hate speech trial against Wilders.

Mar 18 '16 07:45

Geert Wilders wanted to question a number of top politicians in the hate speech trial against him. Among them are Prime Minster Mark Rutte and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, according to a legal brief Dutch newspaper AD manged to get its hands on.

Feb 24 '16 16:00

The woman who pressed assault charges against IOC official and former KLM CEO Camiel Eurlings, is former model and his ex-girlfriend Tessa Rolink. Eurlings abused her "intensely and for a long period"

Feb 23 '16 07:33

A former photo-model pressed charges of aggravated assault against former CDA politician and ex-CEO at KLM Camiel Eurlings. According to the model, Eurlings attacked her at a party last October, leaving her with eye injuries, torn earlobes and a broken elbow, Quote reports.

Jan 18 '16 10:11

The arrest of former Dutch soldier Jitse Akse on suspicion that he killed ISIS-fighters in Syria, is leading to fierce criticism against the Public Prosecutor. The Prosecutor is abusing its powers as Akse was only arrested to prevent him from returning to Syria, says University of Amsterdam international law professor Geert-Jan Knoops. A petition against Akse's arrest already has almost 50 thousand signatures, and more than 21 thousand people liked a Facebook group created to show support for the former soldier.

Lady Justice
Dec 15 '15 12:33

The Argentinian Public Prosecutor demanded a life-long prison sentence against former Transavia pilot Julio Poch for his involvement in the so-called "death flights" during the Argentinian dictatorship between 1975 and 1983. Opponents of the dictatorship were tortured and then thrown from aircraft into the ocean on these death flights.

Oct 29 '15 09:29

PVV leader Geert Wilders expects that he will not be facing a fair trial when he appears in court for his "fewer Moroccans" statements sometime next year.

Jun 25 '15 11:26

To international criminal lawyers think that having the perpetrators responsible for the disaster with flight MH17 judged by an international tribunal, is a very bad idea.

May 7 '15 13:05

According the lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops, the High Security Prison in Vught violates a lawyer's fundamental right to unimpeded access to their client. The prison also violates the right to a fair trial by eavesdropping on conversations of experts called in by a lawyer in the preparation of a criminal case.

Apr 14 '14 09:40

The Dutch State has to pay Andy Melaan $1.3 million (around €930,000) because he was wrongly imprisoned for eight years on Bonaire. It is the highest payout of damages for a miscarriage of justice to date, the Volkskrant reports.

Apr 7 '14 15:40

Ex-Dutchbat commandant, Thom Karremans, is confused at his being summoned to court once again by the surviving relatives of the three victims of the Srebrenica massacre, his lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops says.

Feb 10 '14 10:52

The impending debate in the House of Parliament over spying will see the biggest lawyers in military criminal law demanding the secret service MIVD for clarity about illegal phone taps.

Dec 18 '13 04:31

Former pilot, Julio Poch, is suing the Dutch state. He wants the government to compensate the legal aid he receives, stated his lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops, according to RTL News.

Oct 10 '13 00:03

The Ministry of Defence disagrees with a collective arrangement for compensation for at least ten Dutchbat soldiers, reports a spokesperson Wednesday.