Bart Stapert

Bart Stapert - Chairman at Stichting Dutch&Detained

Bart Stapert (1964) is an Appellate Court Judge. He completed his law studies in Groningen, after which he moved to the United States. Where he worked until 2001, first as a researcher and later as a lawyer. During this time, Stapert handled over 70 death penalty cases. For this work, he received an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University in 2001. From 2001 to 2007, Stapert worked as a lecturer and researcher at this university.

From 2007 to 2019, Stapert practiced as a lawyer in the Netherlands, specialized in human rights and international criminal law. First at Böhler Advocaten (now Prakken D’Oliveira), and from 2013 he ran his own Law offices. Furthermore, Stapert was and still is frequently called in by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to advise Dutch citizens at risk for the death penalty.

Throughout his career Stapert has held several social functions. He was chairman of the board of directors at both Amnesty International Netherlands and since 2012 holds this position at the Movies that Matter Foundation. He also gives (guest) lectures to lawyers in training at the Dutch Bar Association. At Dutch&Detained Stapert is chairman of the board.