Robin van der Lugt LL.M.

Intern - trainee

  • Department:
  • Research strand: In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes
  • Main fields of interest: Counter-Terrorism Critical Approaches to International Law International Human Rights Law Transitional Justice


Robin recently graduated from the Geneva Academy with Summa Cum Laude honors, earning a Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law. His thesis delved into the incompatibility of the current (supra)national counterterrorism architecture, and transitional justice measures and goals. Prior to this, Robin obtained an LL.B. in Belgian Law and an LL.M. in International Law and Global Justice from the University of Antwerp.
During his studies, Robin interned as a research assistant for Counter-Terror Pro LegEm in Geneva, working on IHL and ICL perspectives on pledging allegiance, group membership, and UNSC designation and listing. In his most recent role, Robin worked as a consultant for the Geneva Academy, supporting the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Russian Federation. In this capacity, he authored two forthcoming reports on accountability avenues for rights violations in Russia and transitional justice models for Ukraine.
At the Asser Institute, Robin currently works as a research assistant for GCTF-funded projects. Specifically, his work encompasses themes such as Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism, Countering Unmanned Aerial Systems Threats, and Border Security and Management.