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Elles ten Vergert

Elles ten Vergert specializes in liability for human rights violations. She focuses specifically on fundamental rights and business & human rights. 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. 

Elles holds an LLM in Public International Law (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. She did part of her studies in French at the University of Toulouse. During her studies, she was an intern at UNHCR The Netherlands and conducted research on the possibilities of holding multinationals liable for human rights violations and the interpretation of criminal law in article 1F(a) of the Refugee Convention.


  • Human rights
  • International law
  • 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.