It may be that you or your business ends up on a sanctions list. Sanctions lists are amended on a regular basis. The best-known sanctions lists are maintained by the UN Security Council and the Council of the European Union, but sanctions can also be applied at national level (e.g. by the Netherlands or the United States).

It is possible to appeal against being placed on a sanctions list. The process to be followed for this will depend on which sanctions regime applies. Such proceedings are highly specialized in nature and usually require the assistance of an expert attorney.

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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.