New judges for St. Maarten and Aruba

THE HAGUE - A new judge has been appointed for St. Maarten. C.W.M. Giesen will take up her position on January 1, 2016. The Kingdom Council of Ministers approved Giesen’s appointment on Friday on the request of Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur.
 
Giesen, born in 1964, is currently a senior judge at the Amsterdam Court. She will primarily handle criminal cases.
 
J. Sap was appointed civil judge in Aruba. His appointment will go into effect per March 1, 2016. Sap is currently a judge at the Midden Nederland Court. The proposal by Minister Van der Steur Both to appoint Sap and Giesen was done in consultation with the Justice Ministers of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten.
 
The Kingdom Council of Ministers also approved the re-appointment of Eunice Saleh as Vice-president of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba for a period of five years.   
 
M.L.A. Angela was appointed Solicitor General in Curaçao. Angela is currently Public Prosecutor in Curaçao and Acting Solicitor General. His appointment takes effect January 1, 2016. In this case too, Van der Steur consulted with his colleagues in Curaçao and St. Maarten prior to his proposal.

Hof maakt oriƫntatiepunten bij straftoemeting bekend

Het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie van Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten en van Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba heeft besloten om zijn reeds bestaande, interne oriëntatiepunten voor straftoemeting in strafzaken te publiceren.

St. Maarten students to participate in International Moot Court Competition

PHILIPSBURG--The SXM Moot Court Foundation has selected a team of high school students who will represent St. Maarten in the 2020 High School International Moot Court Competition in Gdynia, Poland, from January 27 to 31, 2020.

Crown witness to be heard in St. Maarten in Larimar case

PHILIPSBURG--Crown witness R.M. must be heard in St. Maarten in the Larimar investigation, the Court decided on Thursday. The Court is to work with the Prosecutor’s Office and other justice stakeholders to ensure his safety during the trial.