Public Prosecution Office Courts of Appeal

If a convicted person or public prosecutor disagrees with the judgment handed down by the district court, he may lodge an appeal at the court of appeals.

The Public Prosecution Service has a national office to deal with criminal appeals, with locations at the appeal courts in Amsterdam, The Hague, ‘s Hertogenbosch and Arnhem-Leeuwarden.

The public prosecution office at the appeal court in question prosecutes the case anew. The appeal court then hands down a judgment ruling (arrest).