Appointment of justices to the Supreme Court

Following a proposal by Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice, the Council of Ministers has agreed to the nomination of Prof. M.V. Polak, LL.M. and Mr. V. van den Brink, LL.M.  for appointment as justices to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. 

Mr Polak is to be appointed to the civil section and Mr Van den Brink to the criminal section. In accordance with the procedure, the House of Representatives has recommended the candidates for appointment. The appointments are to start on 1 September 2012 and 1 October 2012 respectively.
 
Mr Polak (1961) is currently a lawyer with De Brauw Blackstone en Westbroek, and is also a professor in international private law and comparative private law at Leiden University. Mr Van den Brink (1966) is currently a senior justice at the Court in Arnhem.