Thomas Henquet LL.M.

Visiting researcher

  • Department:
    Former Visiting Research Fellows
  • Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law


Thomas Henquet specializes in international law and dispute resolution. He has broad experience in advising States, international organizations and private parties, and representing them before international tribunals and the Dutch courts. He is currently on leave from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he works as a legal counsel in the International Law Division. He previously practiced law in the Amsterdam office of Clifford Chance LLP in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and International Law Group. Prior to that, he worked as an Associate Legal officer at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the Commission of the European Union (seconded by the European Human Rights Foundation).

Thomas holds LLM degrees from the Universities of Yale (2002) and Amsterdam (1997) and is a PhD candidate in international law at Leiden University. The working title of his thesis is 'Remedies of non-state third parties against international organizations’. He has published and lectured on various matters of international law, including the responsibility of international organizations and their immunity from the jurisdiction of national courts, international criminal law and international investment.'

Thomas stayed at Asser until the end of June 2014