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Senior Researchers

Barbora Hola

Barbora Hola works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam. She is a fellow at the Center for International Criminal Justice and a member of the steering committee of the Africa-Low Countries Network. In 2006 Barbora received her Law degree (summa cum laude) at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. In 2007 she received LL.M in International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam. In 2012 Barbora obtained her PhD in supranational criminology from the VU University Amsterdam. In the past, Barbora worked as a legal counsel at the Public International Law and Policy Group and as a legal assistant at the ADC-ICTY. In 2014 Barbora was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society at UC Berkeley, University of California. In her research Barbora focuses on issues of transitional justice, in particular (international) criminal trials, sentencing of international crimes and enforcement of international sentences. In 2013, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research awarded Barbora the prestigious VENI grant for a project on vertical (in)consistency of international sentencing. Barbora has published extensively and presented at international conferences on topics of sentencing of international crimes, enforcement of international sentences and life after trial at international criminal tribunals.

Joris van Wijk

joris wijkJoris van Wijk works as Associate professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam. He is executive director of the Center for International Criminal Justice and director of the Master Programme International Crimes and Criminology. Joris is one of the conveners of the Atrocity Crimes Research Group at the European Society of Criminology and a member of the Dutch Society of Criminology. In 2013 Joris was a visiting scholar at the Criminology department of Oslo University. In 2011, he was a visiting scholar at the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor. In 2008, he was the recipient of the ESC Young Criminologist Award. Joris’ research interests lie on the crossroads of international criminal justice, criminology and (im)migration. Next to the WJID project he also supervises the Escaping Justice Project which studies how countries deal with alleged perpetrators of international crimes applying for asylum. Joris 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’.


Junior Researchers


Sofia Caviezel

Lucia Slot

Maria Torrisi



Jessica Kelder

Gabriele Chlevickaite

Oriana Fedeli

Benjamin Goffrier

Kaweh Kerami

Miriam Kuster

Shoshana Levy

Katie Smith

Ena Dogovic



Francesca Bufano

Patricia Dore Castillo

Josanne Mirolo

Jessica Kelder

Noortje Klomp

Maaike Zeeuw


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