[PhD defence] ‘The legal governance of historical memory and the rule of law’

Published 20 October 2020

On Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 13:00, former Asser researcher Marina Ban will defend her doctoral thesis on the topic of ‘The Legal Governance of Historical Memory and the Rule of Law’. The dissertation examines selected states’ treatment of their past and evaluates how governmental control over historical memory via legal measures affects the rule of law. 

Asser academic director and chairperson of the Executive Board Prof. Mr. Dr Janne Nijman is Marina Ban's supervisor and Asser senior researcher Dr Ulad Belavusau is co-supervisor. Marina conducted her doctoral research at the Asser Institute as part of the MELA Project (Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective).

The defence ceremony will take place at the Agnietenkapel in Amsterdam, and you can join via live broadcast here. Information on the livestream will be posted on the website of the University of Amsterdam here.

Since June 2020, Marina is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, as part of the Imagine Project (European Constitutional Imaginaries: Utopias, Ideologies and the Other).

About the T.M.C. Asser Instituut's PhD Programme

Marina is the first researcher from the T.M.C. Asser Instituut's PhD programme to defend her PhD. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut's PhD Programme is a dynamic platform in an intimate research environment. PhD researchers are trained 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. The programme is interdisciplinary, designed to foster greater insights into the practices of international law in times of change. Asser PhD researchers benefit from close contact with (daily) supervisors. They are supported by professional training activities, featuring collaborative theoretical and methodological queries to assist the development of each dissertation.​