Profile of Invited Expert “Weerdesteijn”

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Full Name
Maartje Weerdesteijn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

Maartje Weerdesteijn is Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology and researcher at the Center for International Criminal Justice. Maartje obtained a Ph.D. from Tilburg University, Department of Criminal Law; a Master in International Crimes and Criminology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (cum laude), and a Bachelor in European Studies (cum laude). She used to work as a lecturer at the History of International Relations Department of Utrecht University and was a visiting scholar with Griffith University Australia at the Griffith Asia Institute in 2014. She is an interdisciplinary scholar that focuses on the role of dictators in the perpetration of mass atrocities and the manner in which the international community can mitigate these crimes.

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