Hoko Horii works as a lecturer at the Van Vollenhoven Institute, where she teaches in various courses such as Law and Society in Japan and Law and Governance in Asia. She is also a post-doctoral fellow at Kobe University, conducting a research project funded by Japan Society of the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She studies the concept of agency in law, by examining the background and practice of ‘age of consent’ laws in three countries: Japan, Indonesia, and the Netherlands.
Previously she completed her LL.M. at Nagoya University (2015), and her Ph.D. at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Van Vollenhoven Institute (2020). In her doctoral thesis, she studied child marriage practice in Indonesia, and identified the reasons and assumptions behind the gap between international human rights law and local reality. During this project, she received grants from the Toyota Foundation, Asian Modernities and Traditions (Leiden University), and Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, to organize workshops concerning the topic.
Next to her studies, she worked on several development projects in Jakarta (Indonesia), Cebu (the Philippines) and Yangon (Myanmar). She also invests in dissemination of academic knowledge by initiating discussions outside academia, cooperating with journalists, CSOs, and non-academic audiences.
- Horii H. (2020), Legal Reasoning for Legitimation of Child Marriage in West Java: Accommodation of Local Norms at Islamic Courts and the Paradox of Child Protection, Journal of Human Rights Practice .
- Horii H. (18 March 2020), Child marriage as a choice: rethinking agency in international human rights (PhD thesis. Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law, Faculty of Law, Leiden University) Meijers-reeks no. MI-340. Supervisor(s): Bedner, A.W.; Klinken, G.A. van.
- Horii H. (2020), A blind spot in international human rights framework: a space between tradition and modernity within the child marriage discourse, The International Journal of Human Rights 24(8): 1057-1079.
- Grijns M., Horii H., Irianto S. & Saptandari P. (Eds.) (2020), Marrying Young in Indonesia: Voices, Laws and Practices [reprint edition]. Jakarta & Singapore: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia / ISEAS -Yusof Ishak Institute.
- Horii H. (2020), Walking a thin line: Taking children’s decision to marry seriously?, Childhood: a global journal of child research 27(2): 254-270.
- Horii H. (2019), Pluralistic legal system, pluralistic human rights?: teenage pregnancy, child marriage and legal institutions in Bali, Journal of legal pluralism and unofficial law 51(3): 292-319.
- Horii H. & Grijns M. (2019), Introduction. In: Grijns M., Horii H., Irianto S., Saptandari P. (Eds.) Marrying Young in Indonesia: Voices, Laws and Practices. Jakarta: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia. 1-36.
- Grijns M., Horii H., Irianto S. & Saptandari P. (Eds.) (2019), Marrying Young in Indonesia: Voices, Laws and Practices. Jakarta: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia.
- Horii H. (2018), Child marriage, not all alike, Inside Indonesia 134.
- Grijns M. & Horii H. (2018), Child Marriage in a Village in West Java (Indonesia): Compromises between Legal Obligations and Religious Concerns, Asian Journal of Law and Society 5(2): 453-466.
- Horii H. (2018), Review of: Platt M. (2017) Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia: Women Negotiating Informal Marriage, Divorce, and Desire, Asian Studies Association of Australia Women in Asia Series, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 174(2-3): 345-347.
- Grijns M., Horii H., Irianto S. & Saptandari P. (Eds.) (2018), Menikah Muda di Indonesia: Suara, Hukum, dan Praktik [Marrying Young in Indonesia: Voices, Laws and Practices]. Jakarta: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia.
- Horii H. & Grijns M. (2018), Pendahuluan [Introduction]. In: Grijns M., Horii H., Irianto S., Saptandari P. (Eds.) Menikah Muda di Indonesia: Suara, Hukum, dan Praktik [Marrying Young in Indonesia: Voices, Laws and Practices]. Jakarta: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia. 1-42.
- Horii H. (2016), Pluralisme dans la pratique juridique: étude de cas légaux sur le mariage des mineurs à Java Ouest, NU Ideas: Nagoya University Multidisciplinary Journal 5(1): 6-15.
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