Dijkhoff enables advisory lifelong

Gepubliceerd op 26 oktober 2016 om 14:22

From March 1, 2017 will see a special advisory body or a person who is sentenced to life can start preparing after 25 years in detention for a possible return to society. Writing Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff (Security and Justice) Tuesday to the House. He really wants to meet a series of court rulings, making life in the practice will no longer be imposed recently.


Both the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) if the Supreme Court finds that a person who is sentenced to life, some prospect to keep on possible release.

With a positive opinion from the Committee of Experts, which shall assess the chances of someone re-enters the fault may start sentenced to life reintegration activities. The results are taken into account in the final clemency process. It also does not change anything.Ultimately decides the state secretary on leave and release.

Dike Hoff says that he next set up the advisory board also will work to change the law. That was a requirement of a number of parties in parliament. With already set up the advisory board will Dijkhoff as quickly as possible, serve the objections so that the life sentence may be demanded and again imposed.

"It is important that judges retain the possibility to impose the heaviest penalty for the most serious cases. Dijkhoff wants these measures to ensure that judges will impose life again and avoid the penalty is no longer applied, "said a spokesman.

By Editors Volkskrant Photo: Reuters

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