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

21 October 2020
  • Starts at: 13:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: Online
  • Organiser: University of Amsterdam


On Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 13:00, former Asser researcher Marina Ban will defend their 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 their supervisor and Asser senior researcher Dr Ulad Belavusau is co-supervisor. Marina conducted their 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).