Current and Previous Visiting Research Fellows

Current research Fellows

  • Dr. Rumyana Grozdanova LL.M (UCD) Ph.D (Dunelm) is a Lecturer in Law in the University of Liverpool. Since she joined in September 2014, she has coordinated and lectured on two research-led optional Year 3 undergraduate courses and a core LL.M module on International Peace and Security. In addition, she has led small group teaching in the Year 1 Criminal Law and Legal Skills courses and Year 2 Law and Social Justice module. She has recently been nominated for the LawCareers.Net Lecturer of the Year Award. Read more.

Senior research Fellows

  • Since 2008 Drs Leendert Erkelens has been staying as an Asser Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute. He started his professional career as a researcher at the Criminological Institute of Groningen State University. The main part of his career he served in different departments of the Dutch Ministry of Justice. Drug policy was among his areas of responsibility. Finally, he was attached to the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels responsible for EU criminal law and illicit drugs dossiers. At the T.M.C. Asser Institute, Leendert Erkelens has contributed to the formulation of different research projects, among which a proposal on the prevention of corruption and fraud committed by legal entities, which was submitted to the European Commission and rewarded with a grant. He co-authored an article with Steven Blockmans on the Dutch ministerial legal obligation – under the Dutch Opium Act - to take care for a sufficient production of cannabis needed for medical and scientific research. Read more

  • Prof. Arjen Meij has served for twelve years as a Judge and Chamber President at the General Court of the European Union. Previously he was a Judge at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and Judge and Vice-President at the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry(College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven). Mr Meij was GJWiarda Visiting Professor of European public law at Utrecht University in 2009. Currently he is ‘Professeur invité’ for European Litigation at the University of Luxembourg. Meij is also Member of the Netherlands’ Civil Honours Advisory Committee. Read more


Previous Research Fellows