Business & Human Rights

Corporate social responsibility demands that companies respect human rights and environmental standards, including when doing business abroad. If companies fail to do so, the law offers several solutions.

The attorneys of Prakken d’Oliveira regularly conduct lawsuits against companies that violate fundamental rights – in the Netherlands or abroad. They represent individual victims and interest groups in lawsuits against, for example, multinationals or financial institutions. They also offer legal assistance in filing criminal complaints. They have experience in conducting semi-legal proceedings, such as before the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines (NCP).

Moreover, this experience offers the attorneys of Prakken d’Oliveira the right working knowledge for advising companies on how to prevent any human rights violations, or how to better organize their internal (complaint) procedures. Thus, Prakken d’Oliveira may be the right contact point, for companies that value corporate social responsibility, as well.



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Prakken d'Oliveira, formerly known as Böhler, is a law firm with expertise and experience in asylum and immigration law, European law, administrative law, international criminal law and human rights. Our lawyers provide advice and conduct procedures before the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), the Dutch Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), the District- and Appeals courts, the Administrative Law Division of the Dutch Council of State, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the Human Rights Treaty Bodies of the United Nations (UN), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and other international tribunals.