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  • Men suffer from long-lasting atypical employment 14 Dec 2018News Men suffer from long-lasting atypical employment
    Men who experience more spells of atypical employment during their first six years of labor market participation report worse self-rated health, new research has shown.

  • Dialogue China and human rights treaty bodies is improving 13 Dec 2018Press release Dialogue China and human rights treaty bodies is improving
    Despite its relatively poor compliance record, as some scholars, NGOs, or states hold, China does consider itself subject to the international human rights treaty regime. There is a systemic dialogue between China and the treaty bodies, which has generally improved over time, especially on China’s part. That is one of the main conclusions of Jingjing Wu’s dissertation research, which she will defend on December 18th, 2018 at Tilburg University.

  • Students help FIOD and OM optimize the taking back of criminal money 10 Dec 2018News Students help FIOD and OM optimize the taking back of criminal money
    Four Master's students from Tilburg Law School spent a month this summer at the FIOD, the Investigation Service of the Tax Authorities. They went through actual (anonymised) criminal cases to see how criminal money could be better taken away from perpetrators.

  • TILT and TILEC merge 03 Dec 2018News TILT and TILEC merge
    The TLS board has announces today that of 1 December 2018 TILT and TILEC form a new department under the name of LTMS (Law, Technology, Markets, and Society). Head of Department will be Professor Ronald Leenes. The merger is the result of consultations with the members of both institutes and the university. With the combination of of various kinds of expertise at TILT and TILEC, LTMS has great potential to become the leading research group in Europe and beyond regarding regulation and governance of economic activity in a broad sense in an age where information technology is the key driver behind innovation in many domains.

  • PhD Workshop on Citizenship & Statelessness at Tilburg Law School was a success! 22 Nov 2018News PhD Workshop on Citizenship & Statelessness at Tilburg Law School was a success!
    Tilburg Law School hosted its first ever PhD Workshop on Citizenship & Statelessness from 29 October – 1 November 2018, which was made possible by the Tilburg University Fund. The workshop brought together an ambitious group of 15 PhD researchers working in this field from different disciplines and countries.



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