Our board consists of the following faculty members:
Joris van Wijk, Associate Professor Criminology, Director Master programme International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology
Joris van Wijk, the Center’s Executive Director, is Associate Professor at the Law Faculty’s Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. Together with the other board members, Joris develops and implements the CICJ’s plans and projects. He is also the director and coordinator of the master’s program International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology. In addition to his work at the Center, Joris is one of the conveners of the ESC Research Group on Atrocity Crimes and a board member of the Dutch Society of Criminology. In 2011, Joris was a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor. His research focuses on refugee movements and international criminal justice, in particular on the consequences of article 1F Refugee Convention.
Joris received his Law and Criminology degree at the Faculty of Law, VU University Amsterdam. In 2007 he obtained his PhD at this same university, defending the study ‘Luanda-Holanda; irregular (asylum) migration from Angola to the Netherlands’. In 2008, he was the recipient of the ESC Young Criminologist Award.
Barbora Hola, Associate Professor Criminology
Barbora Hola works as Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and as Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. At the Center she is in charge of organizing the Academic Meets Practitioner series and she is helping with daily management of the Center. Barbora is a board member of the European Society of Criminology Group on Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice. Her research focuses on issues of transitional justice after atrocities, in particular (international) criminal trials, sentencing, rehabilitation and reintegration of war criminals. In 2013 Barbora received a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for a project on vertical (in)consistency of international sentencing. In 2017 she received the ‘WISE’ fellowship to develop her research line on empirical studies of international criminal and transitional justice. Barbora was installed as a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in March 2018.
Barbora received her Law degree (JUDr, suma cum laude) at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. In 2007 she received LL.M degree in International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, Barbora obtained her PhD in supranational criminology from the VU University Amsterdam where she defended a dissertation on consistency of sentencing of international crimes by international tribunals.
Marjolein Cupido, Assistant Professor International Criminal Law
Marjolein Cupido works as Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty’s Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. At the CICJ, she assists in the daily management and organizes the monthly International Criminal Law and Criminology (ICLC) lunch meetings. In addition, Marjolein teaches in the master program International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology and in the Summer School on International Criminal Justice. Marjolein’s research is comparative in nature and focuses on criminal responsibility for international crimes under international and domestic criminal law.
Marjolein holds an LL.M in Criminal Law (Leiden University 2007, summa cum laude). In 2015, she obtained her PhD in international criminal law from the VU University Amsterdam where she defended her dissertation on the casuistry of substantive international criminal law. In addition to her work at VU University Amsterdam, Marjolein is appointed deputy judge in the District Court of Rotterdam and was a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court in 2017.
Maarten Bolhuis, Assistant Professor Criminology
Maarten Bolhuis works as Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty’s Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. At the CICJ, he manages the website and coordinates the summer school on International Criminal Justice. Maarten teaches in the master program International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology. His research focuses on the application of Article 1F of the Refugee Convention in the context of the ‘Escaping Justice‘-project.
Maarten received his Criminology degree (cum laude) at the Faculty of Law, VU University Amsterdam in 2009. A year later, he received his degree in Political Science (Conflict Resolution and Governance) at the University of Amsterdam. Earlier, he has worked for Lawyers for Lawyers, a Dutch NGO.
Annika van Baar, PhD Candidate Criminology
Annika van Baar is a PhD Candidate at the Law Faculty’s Department of Criminal Law and Criminology and works as post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University. Annika’s research focuses on the role of corporations in international crimes, specifically how business is involved in these types of crimes, and how such involvement can be understood. In addition to her research, Annika teaches in a master course of corporate involvement in international crimes.
Annika received a MSc (cum laude) in International Crimes and Criminology at the Faculty of Law, VU University Amsterdam in 2011. Before that, she received a MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam (2010), after completing a BSc in Psychology and a BSc in Criminology at the VU University Amsterdam in 2007.
- Elinor Fry (UN Assistance to Khmer Rouge Trials)
- Elies van Sliedregt (University of Leeds)
- Sergey Vasiliev (University of Amsterdam)