Arthur Doctors van Leeuwen

In 1996, Arthur Doctors van Leeuwen, former chairman of the Council of Procurators General, introduced Raymond Kendall i, Honorary Secretary General of the ICPO Interpol (1985-2001), at the third Europe Lecture. They spoke about law enforcement in Europe.

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Arthur Doctors van Leeuwen

Arthur Docters van Leeuwen

Arthur Docters van Leeuwen (1945) was president of the Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) between 1999 and 2007. Internationally and amongst collegues Docters van Leeuwen rose to prominence, chairing European and international fora of financial regulatory authorities.

Docters van Leeuwen is also well known for holding the position of president of college of public prosecutors, a position in which he clashed with the minister for Justice in 1998, leading to his resignation. He was also head of the Dutch intelligence service for internal security.

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Introduction

"Nowadays discussions on international crime are filled with military terminology. Just think of the fight against organised crime or the war on drugs. Therefore, you should not hold it against me that I start with a quotation from a great military strategist. I quote from Clausewitz’s Vom Kriege: ‘Attack and defence are elements of a different nature and of unequal strength. Consequently, polarity is not applicable here.’

The gist of the paragraphs in which he explains this is, that defence is not the reverse of attack. In other words, if you don’t want to be attacked, you should not defend yourself, but make sure that you will not be attacked."

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Previous speakers

Year

Speaker

Moderator

Theme

2014

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga i

Jonathan Holslag i

Tom de Bruijn i

Peace and Security i

2013

F.W. de Klerk i

Karel van Wolveren i

Bernard Bot i

Europe in the World i

2010

Herman van Rompuy i

Frans Timmermans i

Europa 2030

2009

Jan Peter Balkenende i

Jacek Saryusz-Wolksi i

Europa: een unieke geschiedenis, een unieke toekomst i

2001

Javier Solana i

Dick Benschop i

Enlargement of European Union: Opportunity of Threat? i

2000

Gerhard Aigner i

Margo Vliegenthart i

EURO 2000 and the Social Significance of Sport i

1999

Hans Tietmeyer i

Nout Wellink i

The Euro: The New Common Currency i

1998

Jan Hoet i

Rudi Fuchs i

Beeldende kunst in Europa i

1997

Mary Robinson i

Wim Kok i

Europe, the Need for Self-Reflection i

1996

Richard Goldstone i

Maarten van Traa i

Human Rights, Peace and Justice in Europe i

1995

Raymond Kendall i

Arthur Doctors van Leeuwen i

Law Enforcement in Europe i

1994

Lord Peter Carrington i

Berend-Jan van Voorst tot Voorst i

Peace and Security in Europe i

1993

Jacques Attali i

Wim Duisenberg i

The Costs of European Reconstruction i