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Michiel Pestman

Michiel Pestman is a criminal lawyer specializing in cases with an international dimension. His areas of expertise include terrorism, the intelligence and security services, (international) activism, international humanitarian and criminal law, extradition law, and more recently food litigation. He advises individuals and organizations in the Netherlands and abroad. He has represented clients before 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 and is a Lecturer at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law.

Michiel Pestman is admitted to practice in the Netherlands and California, USA. 


  • 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.