Law of the Netherlands

Dutch civil law is based on common law. Despite its limited role, case law theoretically plays an important role in many areas of law, especially in relation to the interpretation of law. Roman law and common law are integrated into the Dutch legal system through the French Civil Code. The German Civil Code has had a major impact on the new Civil Code (in force since 1992). Dutch law



The Dutch parliament decides

 The legislative body is commonly called the legislative body (Dutch: whatever). National bodies or subordinate governments may be delegated the power to enact new laws, but only for stated purposes. In recent years, governments and parliaments have increasingly delegated the formulation of detailed regulations to ministers and local governments.



The Ministry of Justice and Security is one of the most important bodies of Dutch law.

Areas of Dutch law are generally divided into the following areas:


Administrative law
Civil law
Criminal law
Constitutional law
European law
International law Life subject to civil law. This is a far cry from the Burgerlijk Wetboek, the most important body of Dutch civil law.



Nationality Law

Main article: Dutch Nationality Law



Criminal Law

Criminal prosecution and punishment of offenders. The Wetboek van Penal Code (nl) is the most important criminal law.




The Dutch constitution and organizations are governed by the constitution. Power sector between administration and neighboring municipalities
This also includes the powers of democratic institutions. The Dutch Charter is also included in the article. Under the Dutch Constitution, judges cannot determine whether a law was co-authored by the government. Congress is constitutional, unlike many civil jurisdictions and states.



Administrative Laws

Individuals and legal entities can challenge government decisions under administrative laws that regulate the activities of various levels of government. In 1994, the new Land Management Act (Dutch: Algemene Wet Bestuursrecht) was introduced, completing the administrative law of the Netherlands.



European Law

Dutch law is influenced by European Union laws and regulations.

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