The objection procedure is based on Dutch laws and regulations. The General Administrative Law Act lists the requirements decisions should meet and states the course objection procedures should follow. The provisions of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities will almost always be important to objection procedures, as most decisions are based on this regulation relating to legal status. The working language of the objection procedure will therefore be Dutch.
Documents drawn up in a foreign language are to be translated into Dutch by the party submitting them should the objections committee deem this to be relevant to the proper assessment of the objection. The objections committee generally requests that this translation is to be received within a term of two weeks.
The hearing will also be held in Dutch. Any party with insufficient mastery of Dutch is to arrange for an interpreter at their own expense.
The objections committee's advice and the associated report of the hearing will also be drawn up in Dutch.