Appointment of Vice President of the Supreme Court

Upon recommendation of Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice, the Council of Ministers has agreed to the nomination for appointment of Mr F.B. Bakels, LL.M. as Vice President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. The appointment will take effect on 1 September 2012.

Mr Bakels (1949) has been a justice in the Supreme Court (civil section) since 1 January 2003. Before that he worked as Advocate General at the Supreme Court from 1 April 1997 onwards. He has also been a professor by special appointment at the VU University Amsterdam [Vrije Universiteit] since 2006.