Supreme Court of the Netherlands

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The Supreme Court of the Netherlands (Dutch: Hoge Raad der Nederlanden [ˈɦoːɣə raːt dɛr ˈneːdərlɑndə(n)][1] or simply Hoge Raad), officially the High Council of the Netherlands, is the final court of appeal in civil, criminal and tax cases in the Netherlands. It was created on 1 October 1838 and is located in The Hague.

The Supreme Court is made up of 36 judges: a president, six vice presidents, twenty-five justices (raadsheren, literally "Lords of the Council") and four justices extraordinary (buitengewone dienst).[2]

All judges are appointed for life, until they retire.

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  1. In isolation, Raad and der are pronounced [raːt] and [dɛr], respectively.
  2. "The World Factbook". Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2013.