- Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law
After completing three Bachelor’s degrees (in Law, Sociology and Urban and Regional Planning) at the University of Amsterdam, I decided to focus my attention on the fascinating subject of international law. The following year I obtained my master’s degree (cum laude) in International and European Law, with a focus on public international law. My master’s thesis, titled “The Role of International Law in the Crimean Crisis: Using Indeterminacy as a Strategy to Avoid Reputational Damage”, explored the possibilities of integrating compliance theory and critical international legal theory in the hope of shedding light on the legal discussions during the Crimean Crisis and its aftermath.
My interests lie in the broad fields of public international law and (international) legal theory. Specific areas include the jus ad bellum and the concept of humanitarian intervention, international criminal law and critical international legal theory.