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European Alliance
for Hope and

We are the European Network of multidisciplinary approach
of genderbased, domestic violence and child abuse and
Family Justice Centers

22 May 2024 - 15.00-17.00 CEST

Webinar “Specialized courts for domestic violence: The experience of Rotterdam”

April 15, 2024

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, organized a specific court for domestic violence. These court hearings combine criminal and civil law cases. The court hearings are led by specialized attorneys and judges. This approach is unique in the Netherlands.

Criminal and civil law

The combination of criminal and civil law cases in tackling domestic violence is still not very common in Europe. During this webinar, Berte Van Heemst, district attorney and Tineke van de Grampel, criminal judge, explain how the Rotterdam model works.

Exchange of ideas and good practices

The specific approach and results of this specialized court will be discussed with the participants and there is room for questions, exchange of ideas and good practices and acquisition of knowledge.