Asser PhD Programme

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut's PhD Programme 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 programme 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 PhD Research

Marina Bán
Subject: European history and human rights law
Title: The impact of punitive legislation concerning historical memory on national and European identities
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser Institute; UvA) & Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau (Asser Institute)

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 (Asser Institute; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver (UvA)

Miha Marcenko
Subject: Public international law
Title: The role of urban actors in the transnational processes of assembling the right to housing
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser Institute; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Asser Institute; UvA)

Lisa Roodenburg
Subject: Human rights law and urban studies
Title: Diversity and migration in global cities: human rights as a source of trust and/or control
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser Institute; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Asser Institute; UvA)

Julia van der Krieke
Subject: Jewish Studies, intellectual history of international law
Title: Ets Haim and identity within the context of the early modern Amsterdam debate on citizenship
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser Institute; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver (UvA)