Luca van der Hoeven

Luca van der Hoeven - Paralegal at DutchDetained

Luca van der Hoeven graduated from the University of Amsterdam in Dutch criminal law. Besides her work for Dutch&Detained, she pursues her second master’s degree in international criminal law, at the UvA and Columbia Law School in the US.

During her studies, Luca worked at the common criminal law section at a law firm in the Netherlands. Because of her special interest for the death penalty, Luca has done an internship at the ngo Reprieve UK, that focuses specifically on eliminating the death penalty worldwide. Additionally, Luca has completed an extensive course for lawyers about the legal aspects of the death penalty in the US. At Dutch&Detained, Luca therefore specifically focuses on detainees who are at risk of the death penalty.

Luca is fluent in Dutch and English and has a solid knowledge base in French.