PhD Programme

PhD Research in International Law

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. 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.​

Ongoing PhD Research

  • Marina Ban (PhD defence: 21 October 2020)
    The Legal Governance of Historical Memory and the Rule of Law)
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser; UvA) & Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau (Asser)
  • Yehonatan Elazar-DeMota
    Ets Haim and the Early Modern Amsterdam Debate on Trade and War with the non-European World
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver (UvA)
  • Julia van der Krieke 
    Ets Haim and Identity within the Context of the Early Modern Amsterdam Debate on Citizenship
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver (UvA)
  • Miha Marcenko
    The Role of Urban Actors in the Transnational Processes of Assembling the Right to Housing
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Asser; UvA)
  • Lisa Roodenburg
    Diversity and migration in global cities: human rights as a source of trust and/or control
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (Asser; UvA) & Prof. Dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Asser; UvA)