Asser Ph.D. programme

Asser’s PhD program is a dynamic platform in an intimate research environment. Our goal has always been to train researchers to work at the cutting edge of international law, conducting independent research at the interface of academia and practice, connecting also with other Dutch universities. Our program today is an interdisciplinary one, designed to foster greater insights into the practices of international law in times of change. Our work is organized around close contact between supervisors and PhD researchers, supported by professional training activities, and featuring collaborative theoretical and methodological queries intended to assist our PhDs in the development of each dissertation.​

Ongoing Ph.D. research at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut:

Marina Bán
Subject: European history and human rights law
(Tentative)Title: The impact of punitive legislation concerning historical memory on national and European identities.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, University of Amsterdam, Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau, T.M.C. Asser Instituut  

Yehonatan Elazar-DeMota
Subject: Intellectual history of international law
Title: Ets Haim and the early modern Amsterdam debate on trade and war with the non-European world.
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Janne Nijman, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, University of Amsterdam, Prof. dr. Emile Schrijver, University of Amsterdam

Miha Marcenko
Subject: Public International Law
Title: Global Cities, human rights, and the reconfiguration of international law.
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Janne Nijman, T.M.C. Asser Instituut and University of Amsterdam, Prof. Dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, University of Amsterdam

Lisa Roodenburg
Subject: Human rights law and urban studies
Title: Identity and diversity in global cities: human rights as a source of trust.
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Janne Nijman, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, University of Amsterdam, Prof. Dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, University of Amsterdam

Julia van der Krieke
Subject: Jewish Studies, intellectual history of international law
 Title: The identity of Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam. 'Ets Haim and identity within the context of the early modern Amsterdam debate on citizenship'
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Nijman, T.M.C. Asser Instituut and University of Amsterdam, Prof. dr. Emile Schrijver, University of Amsterdam

Steffen van der Velde (CLEER)
Subject: European Law
Title: The EU and sustainable management of mineral raw materials in Developing States.
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Amtenbrink, Erasmus University Rotterdam