New episode of the podcast of the Constitutional Court of Latvia. Dineke de Groot, the President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands: The law must work for people
Today, 11 May, the Constitutional Court of Latvia publishes a new episode of the podcast “Tversme”, in which Irēna Kucina, the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, and Dineke de Groot, the President of the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, talk about the tradition of constitutional review and protection of constitutional values in the Netherlands, the approach to international and European Union law as understood by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, as well as the impact of modern technologies on court proceedings.
Dineke de Groot, the President of the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, emphasised the importance of the interaction of law and technology with the human being itself: “Rights are about people’s life stories. A well-functioning law must have a real and positive impact on people’s lives.”
“But modern technology solutions need to be smart and based on what society really needs, both now and for future generations who will carry on the work we have done to protect the rule of law. Modernisation must be dynamic and reflect the changes that meet the needs of society, but at the same time it must take place within the framework of the law and fundamental human rights,” said Dineke de Groot.