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16:03 Jan 28, 2011
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
Dutch term or phrase: zorgvuldigheidsbeginsel
Het zorgvuldigheidsbeginsel ex artikel 3:2 Awb houdt in dat bestuursorganen bij de voorbereiding van besluiten de nodige kennis over de relevante feiten en de af te wegen belangen vergaren.


I can find stuff like "the care principle" but am not sure if I should use it. Something like "due diligence principle" sounds better to me. What is the proper legal term for this in English?
Local time: 06:59

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5 +1principle of care
Jan VDBulcke
4requirement of due careMonique Zwanenburg Widingsjö

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principle of care

you can find this on iate

Jan VDBulcke
Local time: 05:59
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

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neutral  Lianne van de Ven: Dat betreft een andere definitie: zorgvuldigheidsnorm: ongeschreven norm, zorgzaamheid die betaamt aan de rechtsgenoten onderling in hun maatschappelijke omgang t.o.v. gerechtvaardigde belangen (klik op zorgvuldigheidsbeginsel in IATE)
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agree  Robert de Wit: Persoonlijk vind ik het geen goede vertaling, maar aangezien officiële documenten deze vertaling gebruiken zal het wel correct zijn.
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requirement of due care

Thanks to Anne Lee (

Monique Zwanenburg Widingsjö
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