Kristel van Kruisbergen
Teaching/Research Staff Member
Kristel studied Dutch Law at Radboud University in Nijmegen. After completed her bachelor’s degree, she chose to specialise in European and international law by taking the Master European Law at Radboud University Nijmegen with a special focus on human rights and migration law.
After completing her studies she worked in Cape Town, South Africa, and gained experience at a human rights office where she dealt with cases ranging from refugee law to criminal law. Subsequently she worked as a lecturer at the Department of International and European Law at Radboud University Nijmegen, where she taught extensively on various topics of European law, such as general and substantive law, and international law.
She has been working at the Department of European Law at Leiden University as a teaching and research staff member since September 2016. Her teaching activities are in the field of general and substantive European law and the European Convention on Human Rights. Currently she is writing a PhD on the principle of mutual trust and the protection of fundamental rights in the European Union, with a particular focus on the potential of ‘peer pressure’ by domestic actors.