Hoge Colleges van Staat


  •  Title: Council of State: advisory body and administrative court trans
Description:  The Council of State has two different functions. It advises the Government and Parliament on legislation and governance, and its Administrative Jurisdiction Division is the country¬ís highest administrative court with general jurisdiction. The basis for the Council of State¬ís functions can be found in articles 73, 74 and 75 of the Constitution. Like the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the States-General (Parliament), the General Court of Audit and the National Ombudsman, the Council belongs to the High State Councils. These are bodies regulated by the Constitution, each with its own specific task, which it carries out independently of the Government.
  •  Title: National Ombudsman trans
Description:  The institution of National Ombudsman is established in order to give individuals an opportunity to place complaints about the practices of government before an independent and expert body. The mechanism works alongside existing provision, such as Parliament, the courts, and internal complaints procedures.
  •  Title: Netherlands Court of Audit trans
Description:  The Netherlands Court of Audit is a 'High Council of State', along with the Upper and Lower Houses, the Council of State and the National Ombudsman. High Councils of State are central government bodies created in order to ensure that the democratic system works properly. The Court investigates whether Dutch public funds are collected and spent regularly and effectively. It is independent of the government and Parliament, deciding for itself what to audit, how to do so, and what to publish. The Board of the Netherlands Court of Audit comprises three members, one of whom holds the post of President.