In criminal justice, it can be dangerous to believe that one's ideas are good and that one has found the right way of doing things.

Tamara Buruma (1985)

As a criminal defence lawyer, Tamara Buruma focuses on international criminal cases with a political component. She handles cases of non-violent activism, and has specialised in all fields of international criminal law. She has represented clients suspected of genocide, war crimes or piracy, and often represents persons whose extradition is being sought. As an expert in the field of anti-terrorism measures, she acts both as a defence lawyer in criminal cases and as council in (European) administrative cases regarding sanction regimes. She uses her extensive knowledge of European criminal and sanction law in complex fraud and money-laundering cases as well. In her work, she combines thorough investigation of the facts with well-founded legal arguments. She's not afraid to question existing case law and elicit new interpretations. To this end, she also represents clients in front of the Court of Cassation (Supreme Court), as well as the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. She is a partner since 2017.

Jurisdictions

  • Criminal law
  • Law of war
  • Sanctions law
  • Public order

Lawyer since

2010

E-mail

tburuma@prakkendoliveira.nl

Additional functions

  • Tamara is admitted as co-counsel to the List of Counsel for the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.
  • Member of the Stichting Mens en Strafrecht (MenS)
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Criminal Lawyers (NVSA) and the Advice Committee Criminal Law of the Dutch Bar Association   
  • Member of the Association of Appeal Cases in criminal law (Vereniging van Cassatieadvocaten in Strafzaken (VCAS))
  • Phd candidate on the topic of incitement at Leiden University 

Publications

  • Strafblad: 'De onafhankelijkheid van het Openbaar Ministerie, door de ogen van een advocaat' (maart 2017), nr. 1, p.48-54
  • Strafblad: 'Terrorismevervolgingen: een bloemenketting met doornen' (oktober 2016), nr. 4, p. 244-250
  • Strafblad: 'De strafzaak en de politiek’  (november 2015), nr. 5, p. 411-415 
  • Tijdschrift voor Compliance: De sanctieregeling vanuit het perspectief van de gesanctioneerden’ (februari 2015), nr. 1, p. 32-37 
  • Strafblad: Te goed van vertrouwen?’ (met Göran Sluiter) (november 2014), nr. 5, p. 388-395 
  • Levend strafrecht (Liber Amicorum): ‘Bij tegenslag moedig voorwaarts! Politiek verzet in de huidige samenleving’ (Deventer; Kluwer 2011, p. 93-106)

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.