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4 December 2013
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)
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