J. Monster LLM
Tilburg Law School
Department for Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History
I am a phd researcher working on theory of legal empowerment and legal system development. In my current research I look at the dvelopment of law in Cambodia and Rwanda after the civil wars. I apply legal theoretical perspectives and in partilular system theory as a framework of analysis.
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2000 - 2001 Masters of Law (First Class honours), University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. My thesis was about legal theoretical implications of emerging patterns of global governance. I applied reflexive system theory as a framework of analysis.
1995 - 2000 Masters in International Law and Bachelor of Law, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Specialisation: International Migration and Human Rights Law.
Jan. 2010 ? Dec. 2011 Project manager en researcher of the microjustice facilitator toolkit at Tilburg Law School. Key tasks: To establish partnerships with legal aid organisations and manage research projects to develop a toolkit for effective dispute resolution. www.microjusticeworkplace.net Result: toolkit with 34 tools for dispute resolution, an interactive website, a work conference with attendance of 70 people from 10 countries to finalise the toolkit.
Sept - Dec 2009 Consultant at the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank in Cambodia. Key tasks: 1) to prepare a water filter performance verification program. Result: a discussion paper on basis of stakeholder contributions. 2) to support the strategy development on water and sanitation for the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) of Cambodia. Result: a work conference that resulted in a strategic plan with high stakeholder involvement.
Jan - Aug 2009 Consultant at Carbon Bridge Pty Ltd. Key task: to make a feasibility study for a carbon reduction project in Cambodia on basis of the Kyoto regulatory framework. Result: a feasibility study that informed the development of a new Gold Standard Methodology. www.carbon-bridge.com
Sep 2007 ? June 2008 Research Assistant at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Key task: to support the director of Applied Learning in two projects on 1) the strategic capacity of the central agencies in Australian public service 2) personalization of public services. Result: two discussion papers.
May 2004 ? Jan 2007 Junior adviser on strategic policy making at the Minister?s Office of the Department of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in The Netherlands. Key topics: interactive policy making, organizational learning, the role of law in policy. Results: two work conferences on innovative policymaking, contributions to various policy documents and speeches by Minister C.P. Veerman
Sept. 2002- May 2004 Management trainee at the Department of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. I?ve worked for a year as a legislative lawyer and six months at the Dutch Expert Centre for Innovative Policymaking (XPIN), before I joined the strategy team at the Minister?s officw
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