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Emeritus Professor Marc Groenhuijsen receives highest award in field of victimology

Published: 30th June 2022 Last updated: 30th June 2022

During the 17th triennial International Symposium for Victimology in San Sebastián in June, Em. Prof. Marc Groenhuijsen was awarded the highest distinction in the field of victimology: the Hans van Hentig Award of the World Society of Victimology.

Groenhuijsen received the award "in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and leadership in advancing the discipline of Victimology, and influencing the achievement of crime victims' rights in policy, in law and in practice domestically, regionally and internationally".

Em. Prof. Marc Groenhuijsen (1956) obtained his doctorate cum laude at Leiden in 1985 with a dissertation on compensation for victims of crime in criminal law. Subsequently, from 1987 to 2021, he was professor of criminal law, criminal procedure and victimology in Tilburg. He was dean of the law faculty (1992-1995) and of the faculty of social sciences (1997-1998) of Tilburg University. From 2005 to 2015 he was founder and first director of the International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT).

Marc Groenhuijsen

He was the first president of the Dutch-Flemish Association for Criminal Law (2004-2013). He was President of Slachtofferhulp Nederland (1987-1995), President of Victim Support Europe (1994-2001) and President of the World Society of Victimology (2009-2018). He has been a deputy judge at the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal since 1992. In 2006 he was elected as a member of the KNAW and in 2019 as a member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW). He has been awarded numerous national and international awards and honors for his work.