The International Victimology Institute Tilburg promotes and executes interdisciplinary research that can contribute to a comprehensive, evidence-based body of knowledge on the empowerment and support of victims of crime and abuse of power.

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The International Victimology Institute Tilburg promotes and executes interdisciplinary research that can contribute to a comprehensive, evidence-based body of knowledge on the empowerment and support of victims of crime and abuse of power.

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15 February 2014
Prof. Rianne Letschert tells at Aljazeera about DR Congo massacre and how important conviction is in Katanga and other cases for victims and how it may alter international law.


10 February 2014

Lectures (NL) of prof. Jan van Dijk at University of the Netherlands


16 January 2014

Rianne Letschert will be interviewed on Radio 1 from 21-22 hrs  in the programme ‘Bureau Buitenland’. She will talk about the opening of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as expert consultant for the victims' case. The interview can be found here: http://www.vpro.nl/luister/bureau-buitenland.html and http://www.radio1.nl/bureaubuitenland


16 December 2013

INTERVICT is proud to announce that we will broaden our research program with two important topics: The plight of stateless persons and human trafficking. We warmly welcome Laura van Waas, Zarah Albarazi and many more of the renowned and dynamic Statelessness Program and Conny Rijken with her expertise on human trafficking, European criminal law and protection of human rights. These two themes fit perfectly in our research and educational program and by adding them we shall further develop the interdisciplinary and international character of INTERVICT. In our next newsletter (January 2014) we will give in depth information on ongoing research activities regarding these topics.


12 December 2013

Article by Laura van Waas in dagblad Trouw: Staatloze verdient een betere behandeling


10 December 2013

Interview with Jan van Dijk in Dutch television programme ‘Opgelicht?!’. Telecast (NL)


4 December 2013

Article in The Guardian on report by van Reisen, Rijken and Estefanos 'The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond'.


18 November 2013

Dutch state secretary of Safety and Justice Teeven and director of the Dutch Fund Victim Support Sybesma surprised prof. Jan van Dijk with the introduction of the Jan van Dijk Victimology and Victims’ Rights Award.

The Award is named after Jan as token of appreciation for his contribution to the development of knowledge in the field of victims.

The purpose of the Award is to concentrate attention on the position of the victim in criminal procedure and the assistance to victims, in academic education and to add to the insight of future legal professionals in this field.

The award consists of two prices. One for the best PhD dissertation, and one for the best master thesis. The unique laureate of the Jan van Dijk PhD Award will win a sum of 2500 euro’s and the Master Thesis Award will contain 1750 euro’s.

All students enrolled in master programmes at Dutch universities will be eligible for the Jan Van Dijk Master Thesis Award. PhD awards can be granted to those with a doctorate degree defended at Dutch universities. Any thesis that obtained a grade of 8 or higher may be eligible for the Jan van Dijk Thesis Award. For the PhD dissertations the main criteria is that the defense must have taken place.

Master theses and dissertations can be submitted by supervisors and promotors between 20 November 2013 and 14 February 2014. The Award ceremony will take place end of April 2014.

More information on www.janvandijkaward.nl

Left to right: Fred Teeven (State secretary Safety and Justice), Ineke Sybesma (Director Victim Support Fund), Jan van Dijk, Peter van der Velden (Chair jury), Richard Korver (Criminal lawyer Korver & Van Essen and member jury)

Left to right: Fred Teeven (State secretary Safety and Justice), Ineke Sybesma (Director Victim Support Fund), Jan van Dijk, Peter van der Velden (Chair jury), Richard Korver (Criminal lawyer Korver & Van Essen and member jury)

29 October 2013
Dutch cabinet responded to INTERVICT research on Human Trafficking.
Letter by Opstelten, minister of Safety and Justice (NL)
Research report (NL) and summary (EN)

22 October

Article ‘The Burden of Research on Trauma for Respondents’  by Van der Velden, Bosmans and Scherpenzeel published in Plosone. Press release (NL)

15 October

Interview with research fellow Anne-Marie de Brouwer in UNTIL, Alumni magazine Tilburg University.  Interview (NL)

10 October

Article Esmah Lahlah ‘Marokkaans-Nederlandse geweldpleger is vaak zelf slachtoffer’ on Sociale Vraagstukken (NL)

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