'Sine justitia nulla libertas.'

Dr. Channa Samkalden

Channa Samkalden specializes in liability for human rights violations, both inside and outside the Netherlands. For example, she represented four Nigerian farmers and the foundation Friends of the Earth the Netherlands (Vereniging Milieudefensie) in proceedings against Shell concerning oil pollution in Nigeria. Apart from the liability of multinationals for human rights violations, she focuses on violations of fundamental rights in the Netherlands, in particular freedom of expression, freedom of religion and the right to personal privacy. She received her doctorate from the European University Institute in Italy on the topic of religious freedom, and the separation of state and religion. According to Chambers: "Based in Amsterdam, Samkalden is hailed as an 'outstanding lawyer' by clients, and praised for her 'excellent judgement, knowledge of the law and close attention to detail.'"

Channa Samkalden - Chambers Global


  • Human rights
  • Business & Human Rights

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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.