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What is Aruba's basic court structure?


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A three level model from the island's Dutch colonizers makes up the basic court structure of Aruba. There are no juries or grand juries in Aruba's legal system. The Court of First Instance [Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg] is the first level of court. That court's decisions may be appealed to the Common Court of Justice of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba [Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie voor de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba], which is located on Curacao. The third and final level of court is the Supreme Court of Justice of the Netherlands [Hoge Raad der Nederlanden], which is located in The Hague, The Netherlands.