The man was reading this book and sighing every page turn. I am not sure if it was because he was annoyed or because he was touched by the book. The title "Recht van spreken" means The Right to Speak.
This will not be a book I will pick up. First of all I am in doubt about the motives the author has and second though I do support that victims get more rights when it comes to their own lawsuit I am not sure if this is the way to reach out to the public to get the support. The synopsis gives me the feeling he is trying to get his point heard over the heads of the victims actually victimizing them a second time. If you have read the book and feel that it is not the case please leave a comment to convince me of the contrary.
Richard Korver is one of the few Dutch lawyers who actively pleads for a a better position for victims of crimes. Having a lot of experience in defending both victims and criminals he is advocating for a better position for victims of serious crimes. He writes about what is wrong and gives useful advice how it can be changed.Besides that the books holds a lot of heartbreaking stories of victims talking about their tragedy and the staggering resistance they find on their way.