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Larissa van den Herik

Vice Dean, Professor of Public International Law

Name
Prof.dr. L.J. van den Herik
Telephone
+31 71 527 7533
E-mail
l.van.den.herik@law.leidenuniv.nl

Larissa van den Herik is Vice Dean of Leiden Law School and professor of public international law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University.

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Larissa van den Herik is Vice Dean of Leiden Law School and professor of public international law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University.

She is General Editor of the Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law. She also serves as general editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law (former Editor-in-Chief 2005-2013).

Professor Van den Herik is chair of the ILA Study Group on UN Sanctions and International Law. She also holds the position of vice-chair of the Advisory Committee on Public International Law Issues to the Netherlands Government and has advised the government in that capacity, inter alia, on drones, cyber warfare, humanitarian assistance, and autonomous weapons systems.

She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ethiopian Yearbook of International law and also a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne as well.

Professor Van den Herik is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the research programme of the NIOD-NIMH-KITLV: 'Dekolonisatie, geweld en oorlog in Indonesië 1945-1950'.

Her areas of research and expertise include international peace and security law with a focus on UN sanctions (see e.g. contribution to legal parts of the Watson reports on sanctions and due process of 2006, 2009, and 2012) and terrorism, international criminal law and particularly the law on genocide and crimes against humanity, the role of domestic courts and questions of corporate responsibility and natural resources. Her current research focuses on fact-finding in international law, specifically in conflict situations, and the role of commissions of inquiry.

Tasks Vice-dean 

  • Research policy
  • Research promotion
  • Graduate School / PhD policy
  • Reseach Internationalisation (incl. SARFaL)
  • Contacts within the field
  • ICT & Research

Supervised Theses

Expected Defences

  • Mrs Jasmina Mackic ("How to proof the discriminatory nature of violence in cases before the ECtHR; assessing the ECtHR's evidentiary system - defence on 23 May 2017
  • Mrs. Miriam Cohen ("Universal civil jurisdiction and reparations for international crimes") - defence 28 June 2017
  • Mr Jens Iverson ("The function of Jus Post Bellum")

Ongoing PhD supervision

  • Mrs. Hannah Bosdriesz ("The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and international criminal justice")
  • Mrs. Catherine Harwood ("International Fact-Finding as a Means to Strengthen Accountability")
  • Mr. Huw Llewellyn ("Oversight of international criminal tribunals in light of requirements of independence and impartiality")
  • Mr. Matthew Gillet ("Protecting the environment through ICL")
  • Mr. Andres Sarmiento ("The Role of Dissenting Opinions in International Law")

Vice Dean, Professor of Public International Law

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Internationaal Publiekrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 4.21

Contact

Publications

  • Wetenschappelijke commissie voor het onderzoeksprogramma van het NIOD-NIMH-KITLV Lid
  • Cambridge Studies on International and Comparative Law General editor
  • Advisory board of the Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law Lid
  • ILA Study Group on UN Sanctions and International Law Voorzitter
  • Academic Advisory Board of the Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War Lid
  • Advisory Board of the Institute of International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne Lid
  • CAVV Lid van de Adviescommissie Volkenrechtelijke Vraagstukken
  • Leiden Journal of International Law Algemeen redacteur Leiden Journal of International Law