It is not just the authorities that must respect fundamental rights. Companies also have this duty. The fact that a Dutch company must also abide by fundamental rights abroad was established in the case brought against Royal Dutch Shell on behalf of Nigerian farmers who were the victim of oil pollution. Prakken d’Oliveira has also litigated in various other cases on behalf of victims of human rights breaches by (Dutch) companies.

As well as obtaining compensation for victims of human rights breaches, we also advise companies on their international obligations so that breaches can be avoided. For more information about this, we kindly refer you to our Business and Human Rights section.

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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.