THE HAGUE–T.E. van der Spoel and G.P.M. van den Dungen will become new members of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, and St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. M.T. Boerlage will be appointed acting member of the Joint Court and M.E.B. de Haseth acting judge of the Court of First Instance in Aruba.
The Kingdom Council of Ministers approved their recommendation made by Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur on behalf of his colleagues in Aruba, Curaçao en St. Maarten.
Van der Spoel (1954) will become a criminal judge in the Joint Court as per September 1. He will be appointed for the duration of two years in connection with the plan of approach that has been drafted to deal with complex and border-crossing undermining types of crime. Van der Spoel currently is a senior magistrate in the Court of The Hague.
Van den Dungen (1952) will also be starting September 1 as member of the Joint Court. He is now a judge in the Court of Arnhem-Leeuwarden.
Boerlage (1964) will become an acting judge. In this capacity she will be dealing with appeal cases. She currently is a judge at the Central Council of Appeal, but has been a member of the Joint Court before.
De Haseth (1979) will be starting her training to become a judge with the Court of First Instance in Aruba on October 1. To be able to start her training she will have to be appointed as an acting judge first.
The Kingdom Council of Ministers also reappointed G.H.C. Maduro as a member of the Joint Court’s Supervisory Board. Maduro (1960) was appointed as Aruba’s representative on the Board for the first time in 2011. Members of the Supervisory Board are appointed for a period of five years.
Source: Daily Herald
Four new judges for Joint Court of Justice