Research Tilburg Law School

Our mission is to understand and improve the role of law in tackling societal problems now and in the future.

Research Tilburg Law School

The research mission of Tilburg Law School is to understand and improve the role of law in tackling societal problems now and in the future, particularly those connected with globalization and rapic economic, social, cultural and technological change. We shall do this by engaging in ground-breaking research which pushes forward the horizons or juridical disciplines and national justice systems. In this way we hope to lay bare the fundamental principles of the law.


  • 23 Feb 2015Press release

    First Witteveen Memorial Fellowship awarded to Michiel Bot
    The first Witteveen Memorial Fellowship on Law and Humanities, for which Tilburg University received more than 60 applications, has been awarded to Michiel Bot. Bot, who holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University and master’s degrees in Law, Philosophy, and Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam and who currently is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Bard College (US). Read more

  • 19 Feb 2015Direct link

    Report: Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation

  • 19 Feb 2015Press release

    International Criminal Court not biased against Africa
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been heavily criticized for its selection of situations and cases to investigate; it allegedly focuses too much on African countries. On the basis of empirical data researchers of Tilburg University and VU Amsterdam have concluded that this criticism is unfounded. They analyzed which countries witnessed the worst human rights violations over a period of ten years and compared these to the situations investigated by the ICC. The ICC turns out to have indeed focused on the gravest situations within its jurisdictional reach. Read more

  • 17 Feb 2015News

    Annemarie Middelburg co-author of paper for UN Population Fund

  • 11 Feb 2015Press release

    Statelessness increases risk of exploitation and trafficking
    Statelessness increases risk factors that influence the likelihood to fall victim to trafficking, such as lack of education and the ability to deal with a sudden crisis. A combination of risk factors may push stateless people to decide to migrate and take risks to be able to do so. These are conclusions from new research by Tilburg University into the relationship between statelessness and human trafficking in Thailand. Read more

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