Emma holds a BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law, and Economics (PPLE) from the University of Amsterdam (cum laude, 2017) and an LLM from Queens’ College, the University of Cambridge (2018). She will be working as a junior researcher affiliated with ACIL.
During her LLM, Emma worked on the right to revolution under international human rights law. She will continue this research, which takes place on the crossroads between public international law and political/legal theory, at ACIL. International law currently does not have a doctrine of revolution. Emma will therefore look into the possibility of integrating the concepts of popular revolt and revolutionary legality into a coherent moral theory of international law. Her research interests include theories of rights and justice, theories of statehood, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law.
In addition to Emma’s work at ACIL, she is a law tutor at the PPLE College (UvA). She teaches a variety of courses on legal theory, political theory, and public international law.