Our daily staff consists of the following faculty members:
Joris van Wijk, Associate Professor Criminology, Director Master programme International Crimes 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 staff 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 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, Assistant Professor Criminology
Barbora Hola works as Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty’s Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. At the CICJ she helps with the Center’s daily management and organizes the Academic Meets Practitioner series. In addition to her work at the Center, Barbora teaches in the International Crimes and Criminology master program. In her research she focuses on issues of transitional justice, in particular criminal trials and sentencing of international crimes and enforcement of international sentences. In 2013, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) rewarded Barbora with the prestigious Veni grant for a project on vertical (in)consistency of international sentencing.
Barbora received her Law degree (JUDr, summa cum laude) at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. In 2007 she received her 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 an Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty’s Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. At the CICJ, she assists in CICJ’s daily management, and teaches in the master’s program International Crimes and Criminology. Marjolein’s research focuses on judicial reasoning and the casuistic development of international crimes and theories of liability by international criminal courts.
Marjolein holds an LL.M in Criminal Law (Leiden University 2007, summa cum laude), and an LL.B. (Leiden University 2006). In 2015 Marjolein obtained her PhD in international criminal law from the VU University Amsterdam where she defended a dissertation on the casuistry of substantive international criminal law. Before joining the Law Faculty in 2008, Marjolein worked as a lecturer at Leiden University and as a legal clerk at the Court of Appeal in The Hague.
Maarten Bolhuis, PhD Candidate Criminology
Maarten Bolhuis works as a lecturer and PhD candidate 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’s 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 works as a PhD Candidate at the Law Faculty’s Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. 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.