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Wouter Hins

Extraordinary Professor Medialaw

Name
Prof.mr. A.W. Hins
Telephone
+31 71 527 8838
E-mail
a.w.hins@law.leidenuniv.nl

Wouter Hins has since 1 July 2007 worked at eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologuies as a professor of Media Law.

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Wouter Hins has since 1 July 2007 worked at eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologuies as a professor of Media Law. 

Hins teaches the optional subject ‘Media Law’ to bachelor students in their second or third year and the subject ‘Media and Fundamental Rights’ to master students. He is also coordinating the Honours Course: 'State Power, media power and the Law'

Biography

Wouter Hins graduated as a LLM student at Leiden University in 1978. Next, he worked at the ministry of Culture in the Netherlands and at a local broadcasting station. In 1983, he became a lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Amsterdam, where he wrote his PhD thesis on the right to receive television programmes and the power of cable operators. The thesis was finished in 1991.

In 2007, he was appointed professor in Media Law on behalf of the Leids Universiteits Fonds for one day a week. This appointment was extended to two days in 2012.

Research and interests

Wouter is interested in all subject adjacent to Medialaw: e.g. fundamental rights, Telecommunication law and privacy. His research  focuses on the principles of freedom of speech and journalistic privileges, media policy and access to government information.

Professor emeritus Interdisciplinary Study of the Law

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 3.29

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Extraordinary Professor Medialaw

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

Work address

Reuvensplaats
Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 210

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Publications

  • Universiteit van Amsterdam UHD staats- en bestuursrecht

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