Judit Altena is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology of Leiden University.
Judit Altena is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology of Leiden University. She is also a research fellow of the E.M. Meijers Institute in the research programme Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivity.
Judit Altena obtained her PhD degree on 22 September 2016 with her dissertation ‘‘Het legaliteitsbeginsel en de doorwerking van Europees recht in het Nederlandse materiële strafrecht’ (The Principle of Legality and the Effects of European Law on Dutch Substantive Criminal Law). This research project was embedded in the facultary research programmes Interaction Between Legal Systems and Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivity. While writing her PhD thesis, she was an editor for Ars Aequi law review for two years.
Since obtaining her PhD degree, Judit Altena publishes on a broad range of topics dealing with Dutch substantive and procedural law. Her main research interests are the impact of European Union law on Dutch criminal law, the principle of legality, and matters related to criminal law and language. Between 2011 and 2018, she wrote a chronicle on European Criminal Law twice a year for the Dutch criminal law journal Delikt & Delinkwent.
Judit Altena teaches and coördinates several courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervises bachelor’s and master’s theses on a wide variety of topics related to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.