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Joëlle Trampert starts as a PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) and the department of Criminal Law, working on the research project “The Outer Limits of Secondary Liability for International Crimes and Serious Human Rights Violations”.

Joëlle obtained her Master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam in 2015, with a focus on international criminal law and human rights. After completing an internship with the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia and various internships with law firms in the Netherlands, she was employed at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, where she undertook comparative legal research for the Court’s ongoing terminology projects.

Joëlle is one of the three PhD candidates for the aforementioned research project and will be conducting research on secondary state liability. The central research question in this project is: Taking as a starting point the grave and often irreparable harm caused by the commission of international crimes and serious human rights violations, how to establish and theoretically justify the outer limits of secondary liability for the state under international law in case of assisting those who directly commit international crimes and serious human rights violations? Joëlle’s research interests include state responsibility under civil law, international law, and international human rights law.

The research project is directed by prof. Göran Sluiter, and is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), by means of a VICI-grant.  Joëlle will work under the supervision of Göran Sluiter and Rosanne van Alebeek.

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