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Overview of news of the Department of Criminal Law.
Elies van Sliedregt elected as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences25th April 2023
Elies van Sliedregt, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Tilburg University, is one of the eighteen new members elected by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). This was announced by the KNAW on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
“Aim to catch bigger fish under international criminal law"27th March 2023
Although all eyes are on the International Criminal Court for prosecuting such international crimes as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide – a recent and notable case in point being the warrant issued for Russian president Putin’s arrest – the future of international criminal law lies in national law.
Prof. Elies van Sliedregt appointed to Advisory Committee on Public International Law31st January 2023
The Dutch government has appointed Tilburg University professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Elies van Sliedregt as a member of the Advisory Committee on Public International Law (CAVV) effective February 1, 2023. The CAVV is an independent body which advises the government, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Netherlands on international law issues.
Tilburg University remains best Dutch university for Law according to THE World University Rankings 2023 by subject26th October 2022
Tilburg University has confirmed its international reputation for teaching and research within the fields of Business & Economics, Law and Psychology with top-50 positions worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by subject. With a 21st position worldwide in the THE subject ranking for Law, Tilburg University is among the world leaders in this field.
Emeritus Professor Marc Groenhuijsen receives highest award in field of victimology30th 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.
Prof. Conny Rijken new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children10th June 2022
Professor of Human Trafficking and Globalisation Conny Rijken will be the new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children, starting 1 September 2022. Her appointment was announced on Friday 10 June.
ERC Advanced grant for research on improving the domestic prosecution of international crimes26th April 2022
The European Research Council of the EU has awarded an ERC Advanced research grant of 2,3 million euros to Prof. of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Elies van Sliedregt of Tilburg University. She will develop parameters for a coordinated system of global justice at the domestic level.
Contact with peers helps victims to reinvent themselves17th February 2022
Social support is of great importance to victims of crime, for example, but exactly how that support works was still unclear. With support from the Dutch Victim Support Network (Slachtofferhulp Nederland), Pien van de Ven therefore investigated the role of both support from the social environment and from fellow-sufferers in dealing with a victim experience.
Forced ‘brain reading’ in criminal law not prohibited under the European Human Rights Convention25th October 2021
The European Convention on Human Rights does not exclude the coercive use of neurotechnological ‘brain reading’ in criminal law, according to PhD research conducted by neurolaw expert Sjors Ligthart.
Tilburg University appoints Elies van Sliedregt as Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure28th September 2021
Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Elies van Sliedregt as Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure effective November 1, 2021. As part of this chair, Van Sliedregt, currently working as a Professor at the University of Leeds, will focus on organized crime, corruption and the adjudication of international crimes.
"Intercultural psychiatry must put an end to problematic treatment of migrants in forensic hospitals"06th July 2021
The diagnostics and treatment of people with a migrant background who end up in criminal law and are struggling with mental disorders leave much to be desired. It is high time for interculturalisation of forensic psychiatry.
EU member share responsibility for socio-economic situation people on the move in migration deals11th May 2021
Rich western countries that make deals with less wealthy neighboring countries to prevent refugees and migrants from reaching their borders can still be responsible for the socio-economic rights of those persons. That is what Annick Pijnenburg concludes in the PhD dissertation that she will defend on May 19th.
Prof. Conny Rijken elected member of Council of Europe expert group on human trafficking07th December 2020
On December 4, 2020, the Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings elected Tilburg Law School Professor Conny Rijken as a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).
Power of mental resilience strongly exaggerated07th May 2020
There is no academic evidence to support the claim that military personnel who are mentally resilient are better protected against mental health and functioning problems than their colleagues who are less resilient. This is shown by a large meta-analysis of longitudinal studies on the subject, conducted by Tilburg University, CentERdata, and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden.