hair appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Justice of the scientific commission to supervise the research New Powers For Missing Persons Investigations? (Event)

De Hert, P. (Chair)

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Chair appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Justice of the scientific commission to supervise the research New Powers For Missing Persons Investigations? carried out by the researchers Ger Homburg
, Ad Schreijenberg & Janneke Stouten

The research has shown that more powers are desirable to enable the police to act adequately in urgent missing persons cases. From the point of view of the proportionality of new legislation and regulations, better statistical evidence is particularly desirable here. There are two main tracks for resolving the legal problems:  clarifying the requirements laid down by privacy legislation for the voluntary cooperation of companies and institutions in missing persons investigations 
falling within the police force's duty to assist, and possibly reducing the 
consequences by way of a legal disclaimer; 
  the creation of statutory powers, with the Police Act being the most likely 
regime.
These two tracks are not necessarily alternatives, but could complement each other. Clarifying the privacy legislation will not remove all the obstacles to voluntary cooperation. For instance, it does not affect reticence caused by the burden imposed on the capacity of companies and institutions. And, especially when limited to a few tools, statutory provisions would not mean that companies and institutions will not be called upon to cooperate voluntarily in the future, in appropriate cases.
Both tracks could easily be followed at the same time.
Period2014 → …
Event titlehair appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Justice of the scientific commission to supervise the research New Powers For Missing Persons Investigations?
Event typeConference
LocationThe Hague, Netherlands