Maxine van Ekelenburg LL.M.

Intern - trainee

  • Department:
  • Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law
  • Main fields of interest: International Criminal Law International Human Rights Law International Humanitarian Law Transnational Criminal Law


Maxine recently obtained her master’s degree in Global Criminal Law at the University of Groningen. In her thesis, she examined the possibility of incorporating the crime of sex trafficking within the realm of crimes against humanity. Currently, she is finalizing her second master’s degree in International Human Rights Law. She is writing her master’s thesis on the topic of sex trafficking as a form of gender-based violence in the context of women’s and human rights. Prior to her LLMs, she obtained a BA in International Relations, also at the University of Groningen. 

Maxine’s primary interests lie within the fields of international and transnational criminal law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

At the Asser Institute, Maxine will focus on the International Crimes Database and the Asser Nexus on Conflict and Crime. She will primarily be assisting the Asser research strand 'In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes' (ASPC)."