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Mikiko Otani

Visiting professor

Dr. M. Otani
+31 71 527 2727

Dr. Mikiko Otani is a member and a former Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. She is an international human rights lawyer and a practicing lawyer of family law in Japan for over 30 years, with a focus on women’s and children’s rights. She has broad academic and extensive practical knowledge and experiences in the areas of international human rights law including child rights, international family law and the United Nations system. Among her interest areas, she is currently focusing on children and armed conflicts for her research and activities. Dr. Otani will be visiting professor of Leiden Law School as the Rotating Honorary Chair ‘Enforcement of Children’s Rights’ for the academic year 2023/2024.

Visiting professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Jeugdrecht en Gezondheidsrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden


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