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Judicial organisation in the Netherlands (Overview)

The CISG has entered into force for the Netherlands on 1 January 1992.
Declarations and reservations

Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (HR)
Supreme Court; seat in

    Jurisdiction:

Gerechtshof (HOF)
Court of Appeal

    Jurisdiction:
  • Appeal against decisions by the Arrondissementsrechtbank

Arrondissementsrechtbank (RB)
Regional Court

    Jurisdiction:
  • Disputes involving a minimum value of EUR 5,000 at first instance
  • Appeal against decisions by the Kantongerecht, if value of dispute exceeds EUR 1,750

Kantongerecht (KG)
District Court

    Jurisdiction:
  • Disputes involving a value not exceeding EUR 5,000 at first instance

Note: The overview only extends to courts that exercise jurisdiction over international sales contracts under the CISG.
Links:
Dutch Department of Justice
het gerechtshof amsterdam (Amsterdam Court of Appeal). See also presentation at <http://www.unidroit.info/mm/TheDutchJudicialSystem.pdf>.


Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated September 2, 2008
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