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Carolien Jacobs

Assistant Professor

Dr.ir. C.I.M. Jacobs
+31 71 527 7260

Carolien Jacobs is Assistant Professor at the Van Vollenhoven Institute. She has a background in International Development (MSc, Wageningen University) and in Legal Anthropology (PhD Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology/Wageningen University). She is interested in interdisciplinary research. Her research interests are in the fields of law, governance and international development, especially in Africa and in conflict-affected countries.

Carolien acquired most of her research experience in Africa, where she has worked on the role of religion in disputes and dispute resolution (Mozambique), and on an evaluation of the Dutch development aid (DRC), in relation to capacity building of Congolese NGOs and to civil society development.

At the VVI Carolien is involved in two WOTRO-funded projects: 1) Supporting Primary Justice in South Sudan and Afghanistan, and 2) Accommodation of Justice for Displaced in DRC.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • Recht en bestuur ontwikkelingslanden/VVI

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 3.18



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