Giel Verhagen

Intern - trainee

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  • Research strand: In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes
  • Main fields of interest: Counter-Terrorism International Criminal Law


Giel Verhagen is a recent graduate from the University of Tilburg, where he studied International and European Law (cum laude). In Tilburg, he specialised in International Criminal Law and Human Rights, writing his Master's Thesis on the nexus between international criminal law and terrorism. Giel also assisted in research with the respect to the conceptualization of crimes at the International Criminal Court. Earlier, he graduated from Leiden University with a BSc in Security Studies as well as an MSc in Crisis and Security Management (cum laude). During his Master's at Leiden, he followed the track Governance of Radicalism, Extremism and Terrorism. His main field of interest is international (criminal) law, counterterrorism policies and conflict studies. At the TMC Asser Insitute, Giel assists with the work of the Global Counterterrorism Forum.