Compensation of unequal procedural positions in administrative law


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Title Compensation of unequal procedural positions in administrative law
Period 01 / 2009 - 06 / 2014
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1334847
Data Supplier NWO


In administrative law, applicants sometimes lose their case as a result of a procedural mistake they make. Dutch administrative law holds that court rules and the judge should offer applicants protection against such procedural accidents. Lack of legal knowledge on the part of the applicant should not stand in the way of winning a case. Scholars address this topic as the principle of compensation of inequality. But what exactly does this principle imply? Could this unwritten standard, if given new elaboration, become a key instrument in the prevention of procedural accidents?

Abstract (NL)

Burgers die zichzelf vertegenwoordigen bij een bestuursrechtelijke procedure, worden in Nederland niet voldoende beschermd tegen hun gebrek aan deskundigheid. Volgens onderzoeker Adriaan Mallan komt dat vooral doordat de rechter het besluit niet op rechtmatigheid toetst. Het Duitse bestuursrecht geeft meer lekenbescherming en verdient navolging in Nederland.

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Supervisor F.C.M.A. Michiels
Supervisor B.W.N. de Waard
Researcher Mr.dr. K.F. Bolt
Doctoral/PhD student Mr.dr. A. Mallan

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