External PhD candidate
Floris Tan has been a staff member of the Grotius Centre since 1 September 2015 as a PhD candidate.
Floris pursued his bachelor studies in Dutch Law and International and European Law at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He subsequently obtained master’s degrees in Dutch Law (with a specialisation in Criminal Law) and International & European Law, graduating cum laude in both, also in Nijmegen. He conducted part of his studies at the University of Sydney in Australia, as part of an exchange programme. Furthermore, Floris did an internship at Amsterdam-based law firm 'Böhler Advocaten' (now: Prakken d'Oliveira Human Rights Lawyers), as well as volunteer work at a legal aid centre (rechtswinkel).
Following his graduation, Floris worked for six months as a junior lecturer at the Willem Pompe Institute, University of Utrecht. During this time he taught tutorial groups in Dutch criminal law and supervised bachelor theses.
The legal obligation to investigate human rights violations in armed conflict: an analysis of the interplay between international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
His research, under supervision of Professor Duffy, Professor Loenen and Dr. Koppe, verges on both international humanitarian law and human rights law, with a focus on the interplay between these bodies of law. It specifically concerns states' duties to investigate violations of the law of war and human rights violations during armed conflict, the central research question focusing on the exact scope and contents of a duty to investigate under the law as it stands, given the lack of clarity regarding the co-application and interplay between human rights and humanitarian law.
In addition, the research aims to answer the normative question what the obligation to investigate ought to entail. Besides the topic of his PhD research, Floris is interested in the tension and potential conflict between human rights and criminal law.
- Tan F., annotation: EHRM 30 January 2020, no. 35746/11, EHRC Updates 2020; 1-6 (EHRC 2020-0077 Saribekyan en Balyan t. Azerbeidzjan – Gewapende conflicten, krijgsgevangenen, en de rechtsmacht van het EHRM).
- Bockel W.B. van & Tan F. (2019), “For a Camel to Go through the Eye of a Needle”: the Cumulation of Criminal and Administrative Penalties in the Case Law of the ECJ and the ECtHR on the ne bis in idem Principle. In: Pahladsingh A., Grimbergen R. (Eds.) The Charter and the Court of Justice of the European Union - Notable Cases from 2016-2018. Fundamental Rights Protection in Europe Tilburg: Wolf Legal Publishers. 417-434.
- Aagten A.E.M., Leijten A.E.M. & Tan F. (2019), Europese Mensenrechten, Ars Aequi KwartaalSignaal 2019(151): 8884-8888.
- Tan F. (2019), The Dawn of Article 18 ECHR - A Safeguard Against European Rule of Law Backsliding?. In: Holterhus T.P. (Ed.) The Law Behind Rule of Law Transfers. On Rule Based Interactions of Legal Orders in a Globalized World. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 113-146.
- Roskam H.D., Starrenburg S.H. & Tan F. (2019), Tussen New York en Genève: VN Kroniek oktober - december 2018, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Mensenrechten: NJCM-Bulletin 44(1): 69-90.
- Tan F., annotation: Europees Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens 15 November 2018, no. 29580/12 et al.; 14305/17, EHRC 2019,2; 102-110 (EHRC 2019/34 Navalnyy v Russia (ECtHR Grand Chamber); EHRC 2019/36 Selahattin Demirtas (No. 2) v Turkey (ECtHR)).
- Tan F. (2018), The Dawn of Article 18 ECHR: A Safeguard Against European Rule of Law Backsliding?, Göttingen Journal of International Law 9(1): 109-141.
- Tan F. (27 November 2018), The European Court’s Role as Warden of Democracy and the Rule of Law: Navalnyy v Russia. ECHR Blog. Utrecht: Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) [blog entry].
- Tan F., annotation: Hof van Justitie EU 20 March 2018, no. C-524/15; C-537/16; C-596/16 & C-597/16, EHRC 2018,7; 390-398 (EHRC 2018/123-124-125 CJEU (Grand Chamber) Menci (C-524/15); Garlsson et al. (C537/16); Di Puma (C-596/16 & C-597/16)).
- Leijten A.E.M. & Tan F. (2018), Mensenrechten, Ars Aequi KwartaalSignaal (147): 8644-8647.
- Tan F., annotation: European Court of Human Rights 19 December 2017, appl. no. 78477/11 (Ramda v. France) 19 December 2017, no. 78477/11, EHRC 2018,5; 235-239.
- Directorate of the Jurisconsult: Tan F. (2018), Guide on Article 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Strasbourg, (European Court of Human Rights). [other].
- Tan F., annotation: ECtHR 16 November 2017, 919/15 (Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (No. 2)) 16 November 2017, no. 919/15, EHRC 2018,2.
- Tan F. & Mačkić J., annotation: ECHR 28 November 2017, no. 72508/13, EHRC 2018,3 (EHRC 2018/41 Merabishvili v. Georgia).
- Leijten A.E.M. & Tan F. (2017), Europese mensenrechten, Ars Aequi KwartaalSignaal 2017(143): 8374-8377.
- Tan F., annotation: ECtHR 18 May 2017, no. 22007/11, EHRC 2017,8 (Jóhannesson v Iceland).
- Leijten A.E.M. & Tan F. (2017), KwartaalSignaal Europese Mensenrechten, Ars Aequi KwartaalSignaal 2017(145): 8512-8515.
- Leijten A.E.M. & Tan F. (2016), KwartaalSignaal Europese mensenrechten, Ars Aequi KwartaalSignaal 2016(141): 8240-8244.
- Tan F., annotation: ECtHR (Grand Chamber) Marguš v Croatia 27 May 2014, no. 4455/10, EHRC 2015,1; 12-17.
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