Cassation: the main task of the Supreme Court
The most important task of the Supreme Court is cassation. The aim of cassation is to preserve legal uniformity, to steer the development of law and to safeguard legal protection. Cassation is a check on the quality of contested judgments given by the courts of appeal as regards both the application of law and the legal reasoning behind it. The Supreme Court is also charged with cassation in judgments of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten en Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius in the fields of criminal and civil law.
Judgments in administrative cases are not open to appeal in cassation, except for judgments of the Central Appeals Council on specific and limited grounds.