Current jobs

  • 2016-              Professor in criminal law and criminology of international crimes at University of Groningen
  • 2016-              Lecturer at University College Tilburg
  • 2015-              Freelancer at Smeulers: training, research and consultancy

Previous jobs 

  • 2011-2016     Professor in International criminology at Tilburg University
  • 2014-2016     Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities of Tilburg University
  • 2012-2013     Professeur invité at the University of Liége, Belgium
  • 2009-2011     Director of the master program International Crimes and Criminology
  • 2007-2011     Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on International Crimes and Security
  • 2006-2011     Associate professor in Criminology VU University Amsterdam
  • 2001-2006     Assistant professor in International Criminal Law at Maastricht university
  • 1996-2001     Lecturer in (International) Criminal Law at Maastricht University
  • 1995-2001     PhD scholar at Maastricht University
  • 1992-1995     Researcher at PIOOM 


Other activities

  • 2014-             Co-chair European Criminology Group on Atrocity Crimes and Transitional justice
  • 2014-             Associated researcher at NIOD
  • 2013-             Member of the editorial advice board of Genocide Studies International
  • 2012-             Research fellow at Intervict
  • 2012-             Initiating member of the  African Low Countries Network (ALCN).
  • 2012-             Member of the advisory board of Young Professionals Research Intiative
  • 2006-             Member of the editorial board of the book series Supranational Criminal Law, Intersentia
  • 2006-             Editor-in-chief of the newsletter Criminology and International crimes as off 2014 member of the editorial board
  • 2005-             Initiator and manager of the Supranational Criminology network


 Visiting fellowships and international guestlecturer

  • 2014              Guest lecturer at Warwick University, United Kingdom
    2014              Guest lecturer for the Association of Defence Council at the International Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague
  • 2014              Guestlecturer at Catholic Univbersity of Leuven (also in 2012 and 2013)
  • 2013              Guest lecturer at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague
    2010              Guest lecturer University of Liege, Belgium 
    2008              Visiting professor at University of Cape Town, South Africa
    2008              Guest lecturer at the European Master Program – EIUC in Venice, Italy (also in 1997, 1998 and 2005-2007)
    2005              Guest lecturer at the International Summer School TMC Asser Institute and the Grotius Centre
  • 2004              Guest lecturer at the Free University in Brussels (also in 1995-1996)
  • 2000              Guest lecturer at Teikyo University, Maastricht (1997-2000)
  • 1998              Visiting scholar Wayne State University, Detroit, United States
    1998              Visiting scholar American University, Washington, United States
    1997              Visiting scholar Max Planck Institut für Internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg
    1992              Visiting scholar Humboldt Universität in Berlin, Germany

Scientific prizes and scholarships

  • 2009            Open Competition - scholarship (207.000 Euro) awarded by NWO (MaGW) for the project: ‘Breaking the chain of command
  • 2008            Best Practice: Capita Selecta Sierra Leone by the Educational Centre of VU University, Amsterdam
  • 2005            VENI-scholarship (200.000 Euro) awarded by NWO for the project: ‘A criminological approach to individual criminal responsibility’
  • 1993            Honourable mentions of my master-thesis on perpetrators of international crimes at the PIOOM-Award Ceremony.


See for full list of publications: books; articles and blog posts 

See for full list of public lecturers and presentations at conferences

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