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Dr. J.e. (janne) Nijman

Faculty of Law
University of Amsterdam

Dr. J.e. (janne) Nijman


Janne Nijman is professor of History and Theory of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam and affiliated with the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). She is member of the board and the academic director of the TMC Asser Instituut in The Hague. Nijman is based at ACIL since 2004. She has been a post-doc researcher in the ACIL-based NWO Pioneer Project "The Divide and Interaction between National law and International Law" (2004-2005). Janne Nijman has been a Global Research Fellow of New York University School of Law (2003-04), affiliated to the History and Theory of International Law Program of the Institute for International Law and Justice, an Early Career Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary College School of Law, University of London (summer 2006), and a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Institute for Policy Research (Spring term 2012). From 2007-2014, she has been Dean to the Law Faculty's PhD Candidates. Over the years, she has acted frequently as guest lecturer at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations "Clingendael" and at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (UvA). Currently, she is the programme leader of ‘The Global City: Challenges, Trust and the Role of (International) Law’ at the Asser Institute, which consists of four individual PhD research projects ( ) and is supported by the Gieskes Strijbis Foundation. Together with Helmut Aust (FU Berlin), Janne Nijman co-chairs the ILA Study Group on Global Cities and International law. She is also an editor of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law and the Grotiana journal. Nijman is a board member of the Grotiana Foundation and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht (KNVIR, the Dutch branch of the International Law Association).

Research Interest

Ideas of international law, History of international legal thought, International law and politics, Moral foundations of international law, The rise of cities in the global legal order, Fundamental rights .

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