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Marieke Dubelaar

Associate Professor

Mr.dr. M.J. Dubelaar
+31 71 527 8916

Marieke Dubelaar is Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden University.

More information about Marieke Dubelaar

Marieke Dubelaar (1978) is Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden University. She is also a research fellow in the research programme Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivity.


Her research interests lie in the field of evidence, criminal procedure and comparative criminal law. Marieke Dubelaar publishes mostly on the topic of (Dutch) criminal evidence law. She is particularly interested in the question whether the existing rules of evidences and modes of operation in criminal legal evidence require adaptation in light of truth-finding and maximizing the accuracy of legal verdicts. Her research is characterized by connecting legal doctrine on criminal evidence with insights from other (non-legal) disciplines such as legal psychology and epistemology. She is also interested in the implications of the rise of audiovisual techniques on the judicial decision making.  In February 2014 she defended her doctoral thesis with the title ‘Reliable witness evidence: perspectives on the production and assessment of witness testimony in criminal cases’.


Marieke Dubelaar teaches a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and the graduate level on the topic of criminal, procedural and evidence law. She also trains judges and public prosecutors on the topic of evidence in criminal procedure at the SSR, the Dutch training and study center for the judiciary. Furthermore, she teaches foreign and national experts who want to operate in the Dutch criminal justice system as an expert witness.

Ancillary positions

Marieke Dubelaar is since 2015 a deputy judge in the criminal chamber of the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam. From 2008 to 2015 she was deputy judge at the District Court of Den Hague. Furthermore, she’s editor of a Dutch journal on evidence and forensic expertise (‘Recht en Expertise’) and assistant editor the Dutch Commentary on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law (‘Tekst en Commentaar Strafrecht & Strafvordering). 

Associate Professor

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

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 3.19



  • Gerechtshof Amsterdam Raadsheer-plaatsvervanger
  • Kluwer Redactiesecretaris Tekst en Commentaar Strafrecht en Strafvordering
  • Uitgeverij Paris redactielid Expertise en Recht

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