You may have been the victim of a crime abroad. This often means dealing with a foreign judicial system, including contact with the local police. This can lead to additional problems, such as cases of corruption. This makes the situation even more difficult for the victim.

Our firm has extensive experience with cross-border cases. In principle the decision to investigate will lie with the foreign investigating agencies. This means that it may be necessary to apply pressure from the Netherlands in order to ensure that the case is dealt with expeditiously and more effectively. In some cases it is also possible to ask the Dutch public prosecutor’s office to prosecute the case in the Netherlands. This will often have to be done on the basis of a separate criminal complaint. Here too, the assistance of an attorney can make an important difference.

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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.