An article by Han Jahae and Thom Dieben is published in this month’s (July) edition of Strafblad. The article is entitled “Prejudiciële vragen aan het HvJ EU: liever geen pottenkijkers?” [Preliminary references to the ECJ: do the Dutch courts prefer to not have someone looking over their shoulders?]. The article intends to answer some frequently asked questions about the preliminary reference procedure. Furthermore, it offers practical advice and guidelines for Dutch criminal courts who are considering to refer a case to the ECJ or who are faced with a request in this regard from the accused or the public prosecutor. Han Jahae and Thom Dieben both work as lawyers at JahaeRaymakers.