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Dick Heimans is Deputy Head of the Criminal Law Unit in the Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission.
He is mainly responsible for managing and developing the European e-Justice Portal, but also involved in the criminal law work of the unit.
He studied international and criminal law at Leiden University before joining the Dutch Ministry of Justice in 1989, where he worked on international law enforcement issues. In 1995, he became the first legal adviser to Europol, and in 1999 Head of the Legal Affairs unit at that organisation. In 2004, he joined the European Commission, where he has worked in policy areas such as cybercrime, counter-terrorism and protection of critical infrastructure before accepting his current position.