De Raad voor Rechtsbijstand (Legal Aid Board) is responsible for regulating legal aid in the Netherlands. It is also responsible for the implementation of the Legal Aid Act, Debt Restructuring (Natural Persons) Act, and the Sworn Court Interpreters and Translators Act.
What can the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand do to help?
The Board itself does not provide legal assistance to victims. Advice on legal assistance should be requested from the Legal Services Counter or from FairWork, which are specifically dedicated to victims of human trafficking and have knowledge of the relevant network. If necessary, subsidised legal assistance may be provided by specialist lawyers that have been registered with the Legal Aid Board. The appointed lawyer may, if necessary, engage an interpreter or translator at the expense of the Board. The Board has contracts in place with interpreting and translation agencies for this purpose.
How do I get in touch with the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand?
For more information on the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand, please visit www.rechtsbijstand.nl.
Services provided by the Raad voor de Rechtsbijstand
- Legal assistance (for the victim)