Published On: Mon, Nov 25th, 2013

Court in recess

Court houseWILLEMSTAD - The Common Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance will be in recess from December 18 till January 3. During the period, there will be fewer public hearings and no docket court. Some planned criminal trials will continue, as well as sessions in summary proceedings.

The period in which urgent cases are handled may take longer than usual. During the recess, the Court of Justice will be open, except from 24 to 26 December and from December 31 to January 2.

Investigating Magistrates

The work done by the investigative magistrates in criminal proceeds will be at the same pace. Their duties include the review of the legality of arrests, the treatment of claims for custody and treatment in chambers of claims for detention. Because of the statutory deadlines previously used, these activities will not be suspended.

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