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Jacco Snoeijer

External PhD candidate

J. Snoeijer
+31 71 527 5200

Jacco Snoeijer is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology.

More information about Jacco Snoeijer

Until October 2016 Jacco Snoeijer was a judge at the discrict court in The Hague. He currently lives – for a four year period – in Wellington, New Zealand.

The title of his research is: 'Stern Justice? The Netherlands Indies' Trials of Japanese war criminals (1946-1949).'
Between 1946 and 1949 Netherlands-Indies’ military courts – temporary courts martial – tried over one thousand Japanese accused of war crimes. The special legislation that was put in place for this purpose provided for a direct application of international law and introduced a number of novel criminal law provisions. The 448 judgements of the courts-martial have been archived, but have never been the subject of a structured analysis. The purpose of  his study is to examine the legal merits and relevance of these judgements.

External PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie
  • Straf- en Strafprocesrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number Flex


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