Dr J. Krommendijk (Jasper)
Associate professor - International and European Law
Jasper Krommendijk (1985) is an Associate Professor of international and European Law and Director of the Research Centre for State and Law (SteR). Jasper's research is focused on the impact of international and European law at the domestic level: how can the ‘law in the books’ be translated to ‘law-in-action’? How effective are international courts and how do (international) legal procedures function in practice? His motivation is truly understanding and offering explanations on the law with a specific interest in human rights and effective judicial protection. Most of his research has been empirical and interdisciplinary in nature, grounded in both law as well as IR. Jasper worked on a project (2017-21) called ‘It takes two to tango. The preliminary reference dance between the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts’ funded with a VENI-grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Before this project, Jasper completed his PhD on the effectiveness of international courts and committees and their judgments/ recommendations, including the UN human rights committees as well as some Council of Europe bodies. This empirical research was interdisciplinary in nature since it was grounded in both law as well as International Relations and consisted of qualitative case studies and involved social science research methods.
Prior to starting his PhD research, Jasper worked at the Ministry of Justice in the field of EU criminal law and mutual trust.
Jasper holds an LLM degree in International Law and the Law of International Organisations from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He previously completed bachelor degrees in International Relations and International and European Law at the same university. During his studies, Jasper worked as a research assistant on international investment law and did an internship at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, working on the implementation of the EU Services Directive.
- J. Krommendijk (2021), National Courts and Preliminary References to the Court of Justice (Edward Elgar, 2021). Full text
- J. Krommendijk (2021), Beyond Urgenda: The role of the ECHR and judgments of the ECtHR in Dutch environmental and climate litigation, Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law. Full text
- J. Krommendijk (2019), ‘The Highest Dutch Courts and the Preliminary Ruling Procedure: Critically Obedient Interlocutors of the Court of Justice’, European Law Journal 25(4), 394-415. Full text
- J. Krommendijk (2016), Is there light on the horizon? The distinction between ‘Rewe-effectiveness’ and the principle of effective judicial protection in Article 47 of the Charter after Orizzonte, Common Market Law Review 53(5), 1395-1418. Full text
- J. Krommendijk (2015). ‘The Domestic Effectiveness of International Human Rights Monitoring in Established Democracies. The Case of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies’, Review of International Organizations 10(4) (2015), 489-512. Full text
Research grants and prizes
- VENI grant NWO 2016>
- 2017 - 2021 It takes two to tango. The preliminary reference dance between the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts. The Court of Justice of the European Union has an enormous influence on national laws as a result of national courts’ requests for a preliminary ruling. By examining why judges refer and what they do with rulings, this project aims to formulate proposals to improve the preliminary reference procedure.
- 02 December 2021 - Doorbreek het taboe op vaccinatieplicht en weeg dit af tegen andere rechten More information
- 02 January 2021 - Schade wordt groter als bassischool op slot blijft More information
- 28 August 2015 - Interview bij EenVandaag: 'Nederland krijgt tik op de vingers van de VN' More information
- 18 August 2015 - Nederland moet aan de slag met internationale kritiek op racisme More information
- 02 July 2014 - Interview bij Radio 1: 'Nederlandse is arrogant ten opzichte van internationale mensenrechtencomité' More information
Member of the editorial board of NTM-Bulletin
(01 January 2016)
Member of the editorial board of European Human Rights Cases.
(01 January 2015)
Member of the editorial board of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
(01 January 2016)
Member of the appeal advisory committee Ministery of Health and Sports
(01 January 2017)
Member of the board Stichting NJCM-Boekerij (1 August 2020)
(01 August 2020)