Only dead fish follow the stream.

Michiel Pestman (1963)

Michiel Pestman is a criminal lawyer who is specialized in cases with an international dimension. His special areas of interest are are terrorism, security services, (international) activism, humanitarian law and extradition law. He represents individuals and organizations in the Netherlands and abroad. He has worked for the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Yugoslavia Tribunal (ICTY), the Cambodia Tribunal (ECCC), the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) as well as the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He teaches regularly in his fields of expertise.


  • Human rights
  • Criminal law
  • Business & Human Rights
  • International criminal law

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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.