Men exist for the sake of one another.

Jo-Anne Nijland (1990)

Jo-Anne handles cases in the area of migration law, Dutch and European administrative (procedural) law and environmental law. Before joining Prakken d’Oliveira, she acted as lawyer on behalf of the government and in that capacity assisted various public sector organisations on the local and national level. As such she has a lot of valuable knowledge and experience that can be used when conducting procedures for individuals and organizations against the government. 

Jo-Anne graduated from the Legal Research Masters program at the Utrecht University with distinction, and furthermore studied at the University of Sydney. During her studies, she conducted research, inter alia, on the phenomenon of crimmigration and the functioning of administrative procedural law in Dutch migration law.  


  • International law
  • Migration
  • Environmental & Nature

Lawyer since




  • Jurisprudentie Vreemdelingenrecht, noot bij Hof van Justitie (Grote Kamer) 25 juli 2018, C-216/18 PPU (JV 2018/203).
  • M.A.H. van der Woude, J.P. van der Leun & J.A. Nijland (2014), 'Crimmigration in the Netherlands', Law and Social Inquiry 39(3): 560-579.
  • J.A. Nijland (2012), “Vreemdelingenbewaring in crimmigratieperspectief. Over de rol van strafrechtelijke antecedenten en het ultimum-remediumbeginsel voor de maatregel van bewaring in de rechtspraktijk”, PROCES 91(6): 456-469.

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.