Strafrecht op Arubaanse maat

Translated title of the contribution: Criminal law at Aruban scale

Ruth Bonnevalle-Kok, Frans Koenraadt, Emile Kolthoff, Geert Pesselse, Evert Stamhuis

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Shortly after Aruba’s ‘status aparte’ within the Kingdom became a reality, the University of Aruba (UA) opened its gates in September 1988. At that time, the brand new university consisted of only one faculty: the Faculty of Law. In September 2006, the three-year bachelor’s degree in Aruban law was introduced; in the 2008-2009 academic year, the implementation of the master’s degree in Aruban law followed. The purpose of this contribution is to provide an insight into the curriculum of Aruban Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba. It becomes clear that despite the small scale of the faculty, the full area of criminal and criminal procedure law is covered and that students can start working in legal practice as a fully-fledged master of law after completing their studies. The faculty plays an important role in Aruban society and meets the need for new lawyers, (local) judges, legislative lawyers and other lawyers on the island.
Translated title of the contributionCriminal law at Aruban scale
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)322-332
Number of pages10
JournalProces: tijdschrift voor strafrechtpleging
Issue number5/6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • Strafrecht
  • Strafprocesrecht
  • aruba
  • education


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