Leiden scientists in Netherlands Institute for Human Rights
The Dutch scientists Quirine Eijkman and Jan-Peter Loof have been appointed vice-presidents in the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights.
In their new function, Eijkman and Loof will “protect, guard, explain and promote” human rights in the Netherlands by investigating possible human rights violations. The Institute also gives information and advice on equal treatment.
Quirine Eijkman is appointed as new member and vice-president Research & Advice with the Institute. At present she is a senior researcher and lecturer Security & Constitutional State at Leiden University, and lecturer Access to Justice at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences as well.
Loof will be vice-president Frontoffice & Case Opinions at the Institute. He is already a member of the Institute and since 1 May 2015 acting vice-president Research & Advice. He is lecturer of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University.
Minister Stef Blok
Eijkman and Loof have been nominated by the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice. The two vice-presidents work together with president Adriana van Dooijeweert and maximum nine members. Besides, vice-members may be appointed.