Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2012

German judges guests at Public Prosecutor

WILLEMSTAD - 13 judges from the city of Mönchengladbach (Germany) were guests at the Public Prosecutor (OM) Curaçao on Thursday, November 8, 2012. They arrived on the island through contacts with the courts Roermond and Den Bosch in the Netherlands.

The judges were hosted on one day by the Joint Court of Justice and one day by the Public Prosecutor. The Deputy Attorney General Ton van der Schans addressed they German judges in the courtroom, where he informed them about the colonial history of the Kingdom, the organization of the prosecution in the region and the functioning of the OM in Curacao. Concerning the latter, the judges were interested in the difference between the expediency principle (how the OM works here) and the principle of legality (how the German OM works).

On Thursday afternoon, the judges paid a visited to the Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon Kòrsou (Curacao prison).

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