Wil Eikelboom
‘Law is the means, justice is the end.’

Wil Eikelboom (1976)

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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.

Lawyer since 2008


Additional functions

  • Chairman of the Netherlands Association of Asylum Lawyers (VAJN)
  • Member of the National Advisory Commission on Legal Aid to Asylum Seekers and Detained Migrants
  • Teacher of lawyers and judges

Media appearances (in Dutch)