Prof. P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen (Piet Hein)
Professor - Criminal Law and Criminology
Piet Hein van Kempen (1969) is full professor at the Faculty of Law at Radboud University. He holds the chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law. From 2007 to 2011, Van Kempen was also Professor of Human Rights at this center.
Piet Hein van Kempen is expert in the field of Dutch criminal and criminal procedure law, international and European transnational criminal law and European and international human rights law. The research also includes comparative law. He specializes in:
− The effect of European, international and transnational criminal law on national criminal justice systems and the interaction between international and national criminal law and procedure.
− Classical criminal procedural law topics, including: the basic principles of the criminal justice system, pre-trial detention, position of the defence, the public prosecutor, the courts and experts, and legal remedies such as appeal, cassation and revision.
− Classical substantive criminal law topics, including: legality, mens rea, justifications and excuses, and various criminal offenses.
− Human rights issues, including positive obligations, fair trial, deprivation of liberty, religion, the rights of prisoners, the position of legal persons
− Transnational criminal law, including in the area of terrorism, trafficking in human beings, drugs and cultural goods.
Secreatry General of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF) (2010-2022)
(01 January 2010)
Member of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF)
(01 January 2009)
Part time Justice Court of Appeals 's-Hertogenbosch
(01 January 2008)
Member of the Committee modernization of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which committee is established by the Minister of Justice and Security (2018-2021).
(01 January 2018)
Case Law Annotator Netherlands Jurisisprudence
(01 January 2013)
Member (and since 1 September 2021 also Chair) of the board of editors of the Dutch Journal on criminal law, criminal procedure law and criminology, Delikt & Delinkwent, journal for criminal law
(01 January 2016)
Contributor of the Dutch legal journal Nederlands Juristenblad
(01 January 2014)
Editor of the weekly section “Case law of the Supreme Court, Criminal Chamber” in the major Dutch legal journal Nederlands Juristenblad (NJB)
(01 January 2012)
Member of the advisory committee concerning terrorist attacks of the Nederlandse Herverzekeringsmaatschappij voor Terrorismeschaden N.V.
(01 January 2016)
Member of the board of the Nederlands Association for Comparitive Law (2006-2022)
(01 January 2006)
Board member / vice-chair
(01 March 2020)
Stichting Empirische Religiewetenschap
Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institute on Crime & Criminal Justice (ICCJ) of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
(11 May 2021)
Institute on Crime & Criminal Justice (ICCJ) of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO)