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M.J. Middelburg LLM


PhD researcher

Tilburg Law School
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Expertise

The title of my†Ph.D. research is: The influence of the international human rights framework with regard to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Senegal and Kenya.

Summary:†FGM/C is one of the most harmful and widespread traditional practices experienced by women in Africa. The international community has recognized FGM/C as a fundamental violation of various human rights by means of numerous international human rights instruments. However, there is no significant decline in the prevalence of FGM/C and it seems that the actual impact of the international human rights framework is limited. Through legal analysis, literature research and an empirical study my PhD research will analyze why the international human rights framework has limited impact and which factors influence this impact positively and/or negatively.

Conferences:
- July 2012:Venice Academy of Human Rights
- June 2013: Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona)
- June 2013: Panel Discussion, Amsterdam
- August 2013: UNFPA New York

Grants awarded:
- In July 2012, the McKinsey & Company awarded a grant of 5.000 euro for my empirical study in Senegal.
- In July 2013, Tilburg Law School (Tilburg University) awarded a grant of 5.000 euro for my empirical study in Senegal.
- In August 2013, the Alumni Fund of Tilburg University awarded a grant of 5.000 euro for my empirical study in Kenya.

External research projects:
- Victim Support the Netherlands: a study to the National Ombudsman in the Netherlands and the possibilities for the Ombudsman to address victims needs.
- European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE): a study to map the current situation and trends of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in 27 EU†Member States and Croatia.
- Scientific Research and Documentation Center (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice: a study to the extension of the Act compensation and damages during disasters and major accidents to include damages related to personal injuries and deaths.†
- UNFPA New York: a study to the Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework in the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in five African countries (including Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Senegal).

Other tasks/responsibilities:
- Supervision of students' bachelor and master thesis
- Coordinator of the course Principles of Law for PhD students
- Providing guest lectures
- Chair of the PhD Council of Tilburg Law School
- Member of the School of Human Rights Research

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Publications

Most recent publications

  • Middelburg, M.J. (2013). Een eeuwenoude traditie onder vuur: Is jongensbesnijdenis een schending van kinderrechten? Secjure, 27(4), 22-25. Further information
  • Vossole, A. van, Middelburg, M.J., Arnaut, C., Leye, E., Deblonde, J., Mergaert, L., & O'Brien Green, S. (2013). Female genital mutilation in the European Union and Croatia. European Institute for Gender Equality Publications Office. Further information
  • Vries-Stotijn, A. de, & Middelburg, M.J. (2013). Voorrang van VN-recht op mensenrechten in Nederland: HR Sanctieregeling Iran, een stap richting HvJ Kadi? Nederlands Juristenblad, 88(24), 1567-1570. Further information
  • Middelburg, M.J. (2011). Een VN-tribunaal voor piraterij: Een optie in de strijd tegen Somalische piraterij? VN Forum: publicatie van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Verenigde Naties, 2011(1), 38-42. Further information
  • Middelburg, M.J. (2011). Piraterij voor de kust van SomaliŽ. Secjure, 25(4), 16-17. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

Education

2010-2011: LL.M Research Master in Law, Tilburg University (cum laude)

2009-2010: LL.M Public International Law and Human Rights, Tilburg University (cum laude)

2004-2008: LL.B International and European Law, Tilburg University

Publications

Most recent publications

  • Middelburg, M.J. (2013). Een eeuwenoude traditie onder vuur: Is jongensbesnijdenis een schending van kinderrechten? Secjure, 27(4), 22-25. Further information
  • Vossole, A. van, Middelburg, M.J., Arnaut, C., Leye, E., Deblonde, J., Mergaert, L., & O'Brien Green, S. (2013). Female genital mutilation in the European Union and Croatia. European Institute for Gender Equality Publications Office. Further information
  • Vries-Stotijn, A. de, & Middelburg, M.J. (2013). Voorrang van VN-recht op mensenrechten in Nederland: HR Sanctieregeling Iran, een stap richting HvJ Kadi? Nederlands Juristenblad, 88(24), 1567-1570. Further information
  • Middelburg, M.J. (2011). Een VN-tribunaal voor piraterij: Een optie in de strijd tegen Somalische piraterij? VN Forum: publicatie van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Verenigde Naties, 2011(1), 38-42. Further information
  • Middelburg, M.J. (2011). Piraterij voor de kust van SomaliŽ. Secjure, 25(4), 16-17. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

Teaching


M.J. Middelburg LLM teaches the following subjects:

Contact details
Room M 604
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 3448
Secretary+31 13 466 3526
Email m.j.middelburg@tilburguniversity.edu

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Tilburg Law School
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