Annemarie Drahmann is associate professor at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of Leiden University. She specialises in general administrative law with a specific focus on transparency in government. Her research deals with the right to access public information and the principles of equality and transparency that public authorities should offer when allocating limited licences and subsidies.
Annemarie Drahmann is associate professor at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of Leiden University. She specialises in general administrative law with a specific focus on transparency in government.
Annemarie has conducted research into government transparency since 2011. Her PhD research (2011-2015) examined transparency and equal allocation of limited licences and subsidies. In her PhD thesis, she argued that following the example of European law and procurement law, based on the principle of equality, an obligation of transparency should be observed when allocating limited public rights. In 2016, the Administrative Law Division of the Dutch Council of State actually ruled that such a legal standard applies in Dutch administrative law.
In addition, Annemarie conducts research on the right to access public information. Following the entry into force of the Dutch Open Government Act (Woo) on 1 May 2022, Annemarie has written several publications, including a preliminary report for the Administrative Law Association (VAR) and an article-by-article commentary (Tekst en Commentaar). She has also conducted two comparative law studies on how government information is disclosed in other countries.
Annemarie Drahmann studied law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she graduated in 2004 with a master’s degree in constitutional and administrative law and criminology (cum laude). She subsequently worked as a lawyer specialising in administrative law at law firm Stibbe. From August 2018, Annemarie has worked fulltime in academia. She still applies her practical experience by explicitly considering social relevance and applicability in society in her research.
Besides conducting research, Annemarie also teaches courses in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes at Leiden Law School. She also regularly gives lectures and teaches courses, including postgraduate courses at Juridisch PAO Leiden.
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