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Jelle Klaas


Jelle Klaas is the Project Coordinator for the Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP). PILP is a two-year pilot through which the Dutch denomination of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM) explores the possibilities of strategic litigation in the field of human rights in the Netherlands. Jelle Klaas has gained a lot of experience in the field of human rights litigation in the Netherlands. He worked at Fischer Lawyers, a law firm that specializes in socioeconomic human rights and carries out legal proceedings in the area of ‘bed, bath and bread rights’ for the undocumented and others who have been excluded from their basic rights. In October 2013 they won an ‘immediate measure’ at the European Committee of Social Rights in the case: The Protestant church against the Netherlands. They also ended up winning this case.

Updated 2018