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Jan-Peter Loof lectures on states of emergency and rule of law at Annual Research Day School of Human Rights Research in

On 9 November 2016 Jan-Peter Loof presented a lecture at the Annual Research Day of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research (SHRR), which this year took place at the University of Amsterdam.

In the SHRR, human rights researchers of seven Dutch universities co-operate, inter alia in providing a joint training programme, network-building facilities and peer review of research plans for junior researchers. Jan-Peter Loof is chairman of the board of the SHRR.

The theme of this year’s Annual Research Day was “The rule of law and human rights: interrelated and interconnected?” Around 70 junior and senior researchers attended the research day. Also, students from the Leiden University Advanced Master Programme European and International Human Rights Law actively took part in the discussions. The title of Jan-Peter’s lecture was “States of emergency and derogation of human rights: erosion of the rule of law”. He not only addressed the way in which the so-called “derogation clauses” in human rights law try to limit the human right impact of states of emergency but also focused on the current states of emergency in France and Turkey. One of the other speakers was prof. dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, former Minister of Justice of the Netherlands, who spoke about the rise of “illiberal democracies” in several European countries.

The presentation of Jan-Peter Loof can be found here.

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