As a part of her farewell ceremony on 22 November, Westerveld will be organising a symposium on an issue close to her social-democratic heart: the future of accessible legal aid, especially for those with limited means.
Students of the Amsterdam Law Clinics conducted research upon how the insurance obligation for vehicles (Wet Mulder) is enforced by the Dutch government and resulting debt problems for affected individuals. They have also carried out research into access to legal aid. Two of these students, Hasnaa Beni Driss and Simone ten Wolde have written an article on legal aid (in Dutch). This article forms a contribution to the book which has been offered to Mies Westerveld as part of her farewell.
(H. Beni Driss en S. ten Wolde, ‘Vervolging wegens schending van de verzekeringsplicht voor motorvoertuigen en toegang tot rechtshulp’, in: Toegang tot recht. Beschouwingen aangeboden aan Mies Westerveld, Den Haag: Boom juridisch 2019, p. 153-168).