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.

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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.