Case Study: Accredited testing supports the Dutch criminal justice system

Accredited testing supports the Dutch criminal justice system

In criminal courts in The Netherlands, DNA-based evidence will only be admissible if the DNA tests have been performed by a laboratory with an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. Obviously, the consequences of mistakes in DNA-based evidence can be enormous. With accreditation, the government creates extra guarantees for the integrity of the judicial system and the interests of the Dutch citizens.

Further information on this area of Dutch Law is available here. (In Dutch)

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