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prof. dr. R.M. Letschert


Tilburg Law School


Prof. Rianne Letschert is professor victimology and international law at the International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT). She defended her PhD thesis in 2005. The title of her PhD is The Impact of Minority Rights Mechanisms (available through Cambridge University Press). At INTERVICT she works on issues such as victims' rights and human security issues, more particular on international lawmaking in the field of victims' rights and victims of international crimes, in particular reparations. She is member of the Board of Governance of the Dutch Victim Support Organization, and expert consultant for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on victim issues. In 2013, she was appointed to the Royal Young Academy of Sciences of which she became the chair in April 2015. In May 2015, she received a grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO VIDI) for the project ''a waste of time or no time to waste, assessing the impact of the international rights to reparations.' In 2015 she was member of the EU Identification Committee entrusted with the task to select the first 7 members of the EU High Level Panel Group of the EU Scientific Advisory Committee. In 2016, she received a fellowship offered by HiiL Innovating Justice at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies. She is life-long member of Clare Hall College in Cambridge (UK).


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