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- associate professor
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.
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.
- Bolhuis, M.P. & Wijk, J. van (2016). Alleged terrorists and other perpetrators of serious non-political crimes; the application of Article 1F(b) in the Netherlands, Journal of Refugee Studies 29(1): 19-38
- Bolhuis, M.P. & Wijk, J. van (2015). Alleged war criminals in the Netherlands; excluded from refugee protection, wanted by the prosecutor, European Journal of Criminology, 12(2), 151-168
- Reijven, J. & Wijk, J. van (2014). “Caught in Limbo: How Alleged Perpetrators of International Crimes who Applied for Asylum in the Netherlands Are Affected by a Fundamental System Error in International Law”. International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol. 26 (2), 248-271
- Hola, B. & Wijk, J. van (2014). Life After Conviction; an empirical analysis. Journal of International Criminal Justice. 12, 109-132
- Wijk, J. van (2010). Luanda-Holanda; irregular migration from Angola to the Netherlands, International Migration, Vol. 48 (2), 1-30
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam