Guest Lecturer /
- Dr. S.K. Witting
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Sabine Witting is a guest lecturer at eLaw.
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Sabine Witting is a guest lecturer at eLaw and will be teaching courses in the Advanced LLM Programme Law and Digital Technologies, as well as in the Advanced LLM Programme International Children’s Rights. Her research and teaching focuses on: 1) Regulation, investigation and prosecution of online child sexual abuse, cyber trafficking and image-based sexual assault 2) Regulation and implementation of transnational law enforcement collaboration agreements in online violence cases; 3) Gender-sensitive and child friendly access to justice in (online) sexual violence cases 4) Balancing right to protection from sexual abuse and exploitation, rule of law and right to privacy in the digital space.
Acknowledging the transnational and complex nature of online violence against women and children, her research and teaching is interdisciplinary and comparative in nature, with a strong focus on the Global South
Sabine Witting studied Law at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and at China University for Political Science and Law, specialising in Internationalisation and Europeanisation of law. From September 2017 until June 2020, Sabine was an external PhD Candidate and Researcher at Leiden University and connected to the Department of Child Law and the Centre for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw). She successfully defended her PhD at Leiden University titled 'Child sexual abuse in the digital era - Rethinking legal frameworks and transnational law enforcement collaboration’ in June 2020. The PhD was supervised by Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen and Prof. Simone van der Hof.
Since 2015, Sabine has been working for the United Nations and national NGOs in Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe, where she advises Government, civil society and other stakeholders on prevention and response to (online) violence against women and children, legal reform and international law.
- Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
- Instituut voor Metajuridica
Work addressKamerlingh Onnes Building
2311 ES Leiden
- Witting S.K. (2021), Transnational by Default: Online Child Sexual Abuse Respects No Borders, The International Journal of Children's Rights 29(3): 731-764.
- Witting S.K. (2 April 2021), Walking a tightrope on an ethernet cable - The CRC Committee’s 25th General Comment Children’s Rights in relation to the digital environment. Leiden Law Blog. Leiden, Netherlands: Leiden University [blog entry].
- Kardefelt-Winther D., Day E., Berman G., Witting S.K. & Bose A. (2020), Encryption, Privacy and Children’s Right to Protection from Harm Innocenti Working Paper no. 2020-14. Florence: UNICEF Innocenti. [Working paper].
- Witting S.K. (11 June 2020), Child sexual abuse in the digital era : Rethinking legal frameworks and transnational law enforcement collaboration (PhD thesis. Institute of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Leiden University). Supervisor(s): Sloth-Nielsen, J.J.; Hof, S. van der.
- Witting S.K. & Angula M. (2020), Leveraging international law to strengthen the national legal framework on child sexual abuse material in Namibia, Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 53(1): 1-28.
- Witting S.K. (2019), Regulating bodies: the moral panic of child sexuality in the digital era, Kritische Vierteljahresschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft 102(1): 5-38.
- Witting S.K. (2018), Do ut des: Disseminating online child sexual abuse material for investigative purposes?. In: Proceedings of the Central European Cybersecurity Conference 2018 (CECC 2018), Ljubljana, Slovenia, November, 2018. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 1-6.
- Witting S.K. (15 June 2018), Leveraging technology to enhance access to justice for children in Africa. Leiden Law Blog [blog entry].
- Witting S.K. (2018), The "Greyscale" of "Child Pornography": Of Mangas, Avatars and School Girls: Part 2, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 2018(4).
- Witting S.K. (2018), The "Greyscale" of "Child Pornography": Of Mangas, Avatars and School Girls: Part 1, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 2018(3).
- Witting S.K. (15 October 2017), Nach dem Fahndungserfolg ist vor der Rechtsverletzung: Öffentlichkeitsfahndung nach Opfern von Straftaten. Verfassungsblog [blog entry].
- Witting S.K. (28 June 2017), 'Cyber’ Trafficking? An Interpretation of the Palermo Protocol in the Digital Era. Völkerrechtsblog [blog entry].
- Witting S.K. (19 April 2017), 'Girls belong in school, and not in front of the altar’: Is the German Bill on Child Marriages violating International Law?. Verfassungsblog [blog entry].