The District Court of The Hague ("Rechtbank 's-Gravenhage") is one 19 District Courts in the Netherlands. The Court is made up of sectors including the criminal sector, administrative sector, civil sector, and sub-district sector. The District Court of The Hague additionally hears matters related to international criminal law and international law more generally.
Immunity of the United Nations before the Dutch courts
In recent years, the District Court of The Hague has handed down a number of judgements in cases of international significance. These include the cases of Guus Kouwenhoven, JosÃ© Maria Sison and Frans van Anraat.
The judgements and decisions of the Court can be appealed before The Hague Court of Appeal.
Research/ Court Documents
Appeal Judgement in the case against José Maria Sison (Dutch), 3-10-2007Appeal Judgement in the case against José Maria Sison (in Dutch), 3-10-2007District Court Intermediary decision in the case of J. M., 24-7-2007 (in Dutch)District Court Intermediary Decision in the Case of J.M., 24-7-2007H. Nuhanović v. The State of The Netherlands, Judgement (Dutch original), 10-9-2008H. Nuhanović v. The State of The Netherlands, Judgement, 10-9-2008Mothers of Srebrenica v. Netherlands and United Nations: Judgment in the incidental proceedings, 10-7-2008Mothers of Srebrenica v. Netherlands and United Nations: Vonnis in de incidenten (in Dutch), 10-7-2008Preliminary investigation closed in the case of J. M. Sison, 21-11-2007 (Dutch)Preliminary investigation closed in the case of J. M. Sison, 21-11-2007 (Dutch)Pros. v. J. Maria Sison, Decision on the letter of objection against the notice of further prosecution, 5-6-2008Sentence, F.Z., District Court in The Hague, 25-6-07Sentence: Michel Bagaragaza, District Court in The Hague, 31-3-2008 Trial Judgement in the case against Heshamudin H, 14-10-2005
Research/ Press documents