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Prof. Hans Ulrich Jessurun d’Oliveira (1933)

Hans Ulrich (Ulli) Jessurun d'Oliveira studied law at the University of Amsterdam. He specializes in private international law, nationality law and immigration rights. From 1971 he was a professor first at the University of Groningen, and then in Amsterdam and at the European University Institute in Florence.

Adviser since 2000 


Additional functions

Ulli is an honorary member of the European Group for Private International Law and a member of the Academy of Europe. He is co-founder and an honorary member of the Netherlands Comparative Law Association. Between 1973 and 2003, he sat on the Dutch governmental committee for private international law, his final role being that of vice-chair. Between 1976 and 1995, he chaired the Clean Water Foundation, the organisation that successfully brought environmental cases against French potassium mines. Furthermore, he was a member of the boards of the Dutch National Bureau against Racial Discrimination (1984-1987) and the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (1995-1998). He also chaired the Fund for the Arts (1997-2005).

In the media

Ulli has several hundred academic publications to his name. He has edited a number of literary journals (Propria CuresTirade and Merlyn). Between 1975 and 2003, he was editor of the Dutch weekly periodical for the legal profession, the Nederlands Juristedblad. He frequently publishes op/eds in the daily and weekly press.

Ulli's resume can be found here.

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.