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Since July 2004, Jaap E. Doek is emeritus professor of Law (Family and Juvenile Law) at the VU University (Vrije Universiteit) in Amsterdam.
Jaap E. Doek is the special legal advisor of ECPAT and in that capacity he was involved in the drafting of the Terminology Guidelines for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (also known as The Luxemburg Guidelines 2016) and in the production of the Explanatory report to the Guidelines (Bangkok: ECPAT sept. 2019). He was also involved in the development of the Guidelines for the Implementation of the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography which were adopted by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN Doc. CRC/C/156, 10 September 2019).
He co-founded the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and was involved in the founding of Defence for Children International. He is the chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Child Helpline International, a member of the Board of the African Child Policy Forum, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Defence for Children International.
He was a member of the UN CRC Committee (1999 – 2007) and the chairperson of that committee from 2001 – 2007. He was professor of Juvenile Law at the University of Leiden (1998-2003), visiting scholar at the Law schools of the Georgetown University and the University of Michigan (1993) and a visiting professor at the school of law of the Northwestern University ( 1999).
He has been a juvenile court judge in the district courts of Alkmaar and The Hague (1978 – 1985) and a deputy justice in the court of appeal of Amsterdam (2005 – 2012). From 1982-1986 he was member of the board of the International Association of Juvenile and Family Court Magistrates (IAJFM).
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