The Dutch Supreme Court: A Reluctant Positive Legislator

CONSTITUTIONAL COURTS AS POSITIVE LEGISLATORS, A.R. Brewer-Carías, ed., Cambridge, 2011

48 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2011

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Jerfi Uzman

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Tom Barkhuysen

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Michiel L. van Emmerik

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In this contribution, we describe the way the Dutch courts have - in a sometimes rigorous, sometimes cautious, and sometimes downright activist way - engaged in rights review of parliamentary legislation. As we will note, the case law of the highest courts shows a tendency to assume a positive lawmaking role in a limited number of cases.

Keywords: supreme court, legislation, administrative

Suggested Citation

Uzman, Jerfi and Barkhuysen, Tom and van Emmerik, Michiel L., The Dutch Supreme Court: A Reluctant Positive Legislator (2011). CONSTITUTIONAL COURTS AS POSITIVE LEGISLATORS, A.R. Brewer-Carías, ed., Cambridge, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1968356

Jerfi Uzman (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

Tom Barkhuysen

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

Michiel L. Van Emmerik

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

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