Submitting a case

There are no costs involved for the submitter of a case for Project Reasonable Doubt. You can use the form below to submit an application for your case to be investigated.


We request this information to make a well-founded decision on which cases to select. The information will be viewed only by employees of VU University Amsterdam and will not be saved in an online database. This website uses a secure connection (check the green lock symbol in your browser).


You can also submit your case via e-mail or post. In that case, please make sure that you answer the questions listed below in your e-mail or letter.


Dr. J.J. Van der Kemp
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
Department of Criminal Law and Criminology
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


All fields are required, unless otherwise indicated.



    Contact details applicant (you)


    About the convicted suspect

    Is there proof of the convict's innocence?


    What does the proof of innocence consist of? Is it new?


    About the crime

    *If the case concerns multiple dates or a period of time, this can be described below under 'circumstances of the crime' and the first or start date can be indicated above.


    About the District Court (Rechtbank)


    About the Court of Appeal (Gerechtshof)


    Supreme Court (Hoge Raad)

    Has the case been brought to the Supreme Court (Hoge Raad)?

    Verdict Supreme Court (arrest bij cassatie)



    Were co-suspects involved?

    Number of co-suspects

    What happened to them?