The Dutch State is in infringement of human rights law by refusing to take care of three Congolese men currently detained as witnesses at the ICC and who have applied for asylum in the Netherlands. Lawyers Channa Samkalden and Göran Sluiter have therefore demanded a preliminary injunction from the court of The Hague in order to force the State to facilitate the transfer of the witnesses to 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.