Dutch citizens may commit crimes abroad, leaving victims in the country where the crime was committed. Examples include sex tourism or committing a murder abroad. In those cases, it is still possible to prosecute the Dutch suspect in the Netherlands. Sometimes, there are additional requirements for prosecution, for example that the suspect’s actions are considered a crime in both the Netherlands and the foreign country concerned.
Our firm has extensive experience with cross-border cases. Our attorneys regularly act for foreign victims of Dutch suspects. Hence we help victims of sex tourism and the production of child pornography. Our firm also acts for victims of serious war crimes and breaches of human rights both in the Dutch courts and before international tribunals.