This chapter introduces the remedies against silence of the administration in the Netherlands and provides data on the functioning of these remedies in practice. Single-case decisions requested by an interested party shall be taken within the time limit prescribed by statutory regulation or within a reasonable period, normally eight weeks. Three consequences of untimely decision-making by public authorities are distinguished. Firstly, an interested party can lodge an appeal with the administrative law court to order the administrative body to take a decision, as soon as the time period has expired and two weeks have passed since the interested party sent the administrative authority a written notice of default. Secondly, when these conditions are met, a penalty is forfeited for each day that no decision is taken. Thirdly and alternatively, a fictitious positive decision is deemed to have been taken. The chapter discusses the legal and practical consequences of these remedies.
|Title of host publication||The Sound of Silence in European Administrative Law|
|Editors||Dacian C. Dragos, Polonca Kovac, Hanna D. Tolsma|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|