The authorities must abide by the obligations that can be found in international treaties and the Dutch Constitution. This means that citizens have certain freedoms and rights with which the authorities may not interfere. If this nonetheless happens, it may mean that these rights have been breached and it might be possible to hold the authorities liable. We have accrued unique experience conducting civil proceedings against the Dutch authorities. Examples are the Srebrenica case (Nuhanović and Mustafić) and the cases concerning Dutch war crimes in the former Dutch East-Indies (1945-1949). Needless to say you can also turn to us in connection with breaches of human rights on Dutch territory.

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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.