You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

Barbara van Straaten (1989)

Barbara van Straaten is a criminal defense lawyer with a special focus on the area of business & human rights. Previously, she worked as an associate at a large commercial law firm, in which capacity she gained experience in (international) dispute resolution and advising on corporate matters. 

Barbara holds LLMs in International Criminal Law (cum laude), and Criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam. She followed part of her studies at Cambridge University and Columbia University (US). She has gained experience at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Dutch Permanent Mission to the Human Rights Council and at the department of criminal procedural law of the European Commission.

Jurisdictions

  • Human rights
  • Criminal law
  • Business & Human Rights
  • Law of war

Lawyer since

2014

E-mail

Bvanstraaten@prakkendoliveira.nl

Additional functions

  • Member of the Dutch Association for Young Criminal Law Lawyers (NVJSA)
  • Specialization for representation of victims in criminal cases

In the media

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.