Joris van Wijk

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faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( criminologie )
associate professor

Curriculum vitae
Joris van Wijk 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. Currently Joris works as an associate professor criminology, before he has worked as a coordinator for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and as an independent consultant for Hoopoe Migration Expertise.

Joris is director of the Master's programme International Crimes & Criminology. He teaches, amongst others, the courses International Crimes, Inleiding Criminologie and supvervises bachelor and master theses.

Research activities 
Joris van Wijk conducts research in the programme Empirical and Normative Studies and co-directs the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ). He 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. In 2014 he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law and Oslo University and in  2016 at the School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Melbourne. His research in the context of the Escaping Justice Project focuses on refugee movements and international criminal justice, in particular on the consequences of the application of article 1F Refugee Convention. In the When Justice is Done project he focuses on the question what happens to ‘the enemies of all mankind’ after their conviction or acquittal by an international court or tribunal.


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Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Ancillary activities

Stichting Hit - Advisor Baexem, 02 december 2013
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017