Jasper Krommendijk, hoogleraar Rechten van de mens
Jasper Krommendijk, hoogleraar Rechten van de mens

Jasper Krommendijk appointed professor of Human Rights

Jasper Krommendijk has been appointed professor of Human Rights at the Radboud University Faculty of Law with effect from 15 September 2023.

Krommendijk’s teaching and research focus on human rights, the rule of law and effective legal protection. He is particularly interested in the interaction between international human rights (UN, ECHR and EU) and the Dutch legal order. Krommendijk combines legal-dogmatic research with empirical research to develop a good perspective on the law in practice.

'Over the next few years, I want to study how different actors, such as judges, victims, NGOs and policy officials, engage and use these norms at various levels,' says Krommendijk. 'How do these norms at the international, regional and national level relate to each other and how are they used in practice?'

About Jasper Krommendijk

Jasper Krommendijk (Wijchen, 1985) studied International and European Law and International Relations at the University of Groningen. He graduated in 2008 with a specialisation in human rights. He obtained his PhD at Maastricht University in 2014 with a dissertation on the impact and effectiveness of recommendations by UN human rights committees. Since 2014, he has been an assistant/ associate professor of international and European law at Radboud University. From September 2020, he is director of the Research Centre for State and Law (SteR). According to Krommendijk, this chair fits nicely with his directorship: 'This chair also illustrates the enormous importance of human rights in SteR's research, most prominently its research programme Foundational Principles & Fundamental Rights.'

From 2017-2021, Krommendijk worked on the NWO-funded research project ‘It takes two to tango. The preliminary reference dance between the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts’. Since 2022, he holds the Jean Monnet Chair on the Rule of Law in the national and EU legal orders (EURoLNAT), as part of which he and his students, for example, provide guest lectures on the rule of law in primary schools. In 2023, he received an NWO SGW XS grant for a project on national courts’ engagement with decisions of international human rights courts and committees.

Krommendijk is Chair of the Netherlands Network of Human Rights Research (NNHRR) and is also a member of the Bezwaarcommissie of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and a deputy judge in the District Court of East Brabant. He is also a member of the editorial boards of three human rights journals (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Mensenrechten, EHRC Updates and the Netherlands Quarterly for Human Rights).

Contact information

For further information, please contact Jasper Krommendijk or team Science communication via +31 24 361 6000 or media [at] ru.nl (media[at]ru[dot]nl).