The History of the 'Huissier De Justice' in the Low Countries

ENFORCEMENT AND ENFORCEABILITY: TRADITION AND REFORM, C.H. van Rhee, A. Uzelac, eds., Antwerp: Intersentia, 2010

M-EPLI Working Paper No. 2011/15

21 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2011

Date Written: March, 30 2011

Abstract

The present paper discusses the history of the huissier de justice (court bailiff or ‘deurwaarder’) in the Netherlands. The author demonstrates that the Dutch huissier has undergone a metamorphosis during the last few centuries. He has changed from a badly educated civil servant with a questionable reputation into a highly educated professional. The reasons underlying this metamorphosis are analysed. Additionally, some of the problems caused as a result of the introduction of market forces in the profession are discussed.

Keywords: Court Bailiff, Huissier de Justice, Legal History, Serving the Summons, Enforcement

Suggested Citation

van Rhee, Cornelis Hendrik, The History of the 'Huissier De Justice' in the Low Countries (March, 30 2011). ENFORCEMENT AND ENFORCEABILITY: TRADITION AND REFORM, C.H. van Rhee, A. Uzelac, eds., Antwerp: Intersentia, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1799253

Cornelis Hendrik Van Rhee (Contact Author)

Maastricht University, School of Law ( email )

PO Box 616
Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands
++ 31 43 388 35 72 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/profile/remco.vanrhee.htm

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