Before I came to Tilburg, I was Professor of International & Comparative Criminal Law at the University of Leeds and Director of its Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS). Previously, I was Professor of Criminal Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Dean of the Faculty from 2011-2015.

I have held visiting fellowships in Cambridge, Oxford, Bologna, and at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2015, I was Holding Redlich Fellow at the Castan Center for Human Rights at Monash University Melbourne and visiting professional at the International Criminal Court (2010).

I am a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and an alumn of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (2008-2013). In 2021, I was appointed member of the Governing Board of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

I am senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International and annotator for Nederlandse Jurisprudentie.


My research interests include: comparative research into principles of criminal law (presumption of innocence, personal culpability), legal pluralism, European Arrest Warrant, terrorism, refugee exclusion.


I teach (Dutch) criminal law, criminal procedure, international criminal law, and comparative criminal law



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