Law is the means, justice is the end.

Wil Eikelboom

Wil Eikelboom specializes in conducting legal proceedings at international human rights organisations, in particular the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. With Liesbeth Zegveld, he won the ECtHR Grand Chamber case of Jaloud v. the Netherlands (2014).

Eikelboom also assists clients in domestic immigration proceedings. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked as a legal officer at the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva for five years. Wil Eikelboom speaks Dutch, English, French and German.


  • Human rights
  • Migration
  • Public order

Lawyer since



Additional functions

  • Voorzitter Vereniging van Asieladvocaten Nederland (VAJN)
  • Lid Landelijke Adviescommissie voor de Rechtsbijstand aan Asielzoekers en in bewaring gestelde Vreemdelingen (LARAV)
  • Docent aan advocaten en rechters (OSR/SSR)
  • Lid specialistenvereniging SVMA

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.