Slow Justice

The Netherlands are the only Western Constitutional State without any participation of non-expert laymen in trials. The film Twelve Angry Men (Sydney Lumet, 1957) shows that the slow justice of a jury trial is a way to combat tunnel vision. Are the Dutch smarter than the people in foreign states? Or should The Netherlands introduce it? In this introduction for students of the Roosevelt Academy and other visitors of the Film by the Sea Festival I ask for an unanimous verdict. » Lees verder