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Derk Venema
Derk Venema is docent Algemene Rechtswetenschap, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.

Access_open ‘Wat is waarheid?’ De rol van deskundigen bij waarheidsvinding in de strafrechtspraak

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2010
Keywords Legitimation durch Verfahren, criminal law, expert-witnesses, truth, reliability of evidence
Authors Anne Ruth Mackor
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    Huls has argued that the idea that judges are truth-finders is misleading. In the first part of the paper I put his claim to the test. Against Huls I argue that the aim of procedures in criminal lawsuits is not only to guarantee binding decisions but also to help to find the truth. In the second part of the paper I investigate the role expert-witnesses play in truth-finding. Cleiren and Loth have argued that experts fail to understand the differences between legal and scientific ways of truth-finding. It turns out that Cleiren does not offer an argument for her claim and that Loth’s claim fails too, since it confuses coherence as truth and coherence as epistemic justification. I conclude that legal scholars, rather than experts, fail to understand the nature of legal and scientific truth-finding.

Anne Ruth Mackor
Anne Ruth Mackor is professor of professional ethics, in particular of the legal professions, at the Faculty of Law of Groningen, and Socrates professor of professional ethics at the Faculties of Philosophy and Theology of Groningen.

Access_open De rechter is geen waarheidsvinder, maar een motiverende beslisser!

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2006
Keywords gerechtelijke procedure, kwaliteit, motivering, aanvaarding, bestuurder, fout, herstel, idee, legitimiteit, media
Authors N. Huls

N. Huls

Access_open Bespreking en aankondiging: S. Chambost, Proudhon et la norme. Pensée juridique d'un anarchiste.

Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes 2004, 295 p.

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2006
Keywords contract, autonomie, democratie, slachtoffer, aanvaarding, binding, confirmatie, dwang, exclusiviteit, fabriek
Authors T. Holterman

T. Holterman
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