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Ester Herlin-Karnell is Professor of EU Constitutional Law and Justice and a University Research Chair at VU University Amsterdam. She is the Director and founder of the VU Centre for European Legal Studies. She holds degrees from Oxford University (DPhil), King’s College London (LLM) and Stockholm University (Jur Kand). Ester has held visiting fellowships at New York University School of Law (Emile Noel fellow), European University Institute and at Michigan University Law School. She has also recently been a visiting fellow at the WZB, Berlin Social Science Centre, in the Centre for Global Constitutionalism (in spring 2014 and spring 2015 respectively) and at the Global Trust Centre, Tel Aviv University (fall 2015) as well as at the Minerva Centre for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, Haifa University and at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (early spring 2017 respectively).
 
Her research interests lie in constitutional law and theory, criminal law, AFSJ law, EU law, EU external relations, political theory and transnational risk regulation. In 2012 she received a personal VENI grant funded by the Netherlands Scientific Organisation for a research project entitled ‘Balancing the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice in a Multi-Speed European Union’ (2013-2015) and she is currently working on a monograph project entitled ‘The Constitutional Structure of Europe’s Area of “Freedom, Security and Justice” and the Right to Justification’ forthcoming with Hart publishing (Hart series in Security and Justice). She is the author of the “Constitutional Dimension of European Criminal Law” (Hart publishing 2012). She is also the co-author (with C. Semmelmann and G Conway) of ‘Advanced EU law in context’ (forthcoming Hart publishing 2018) and (with N. Ryder) of ‘Market manipulation and insider trading: regulatory challenges in United States of America, the European Union, the United Kingdom’ (forthcoming Hart publishing 2018) as well as the co-editor (with M Fletcher & C Matera) of The European Union as an Area of 
Freedom, Security and Justice (Routledge 2016) and with Poul F Kjaer of a special issue in Transnational Legal Theory (2017 issue 1 ) on dimensions of justice and justification in EU and transnational contexts. She is currently working on, inter alia, an edited volume co-edited with Matthias Klatt entitled Constitutionalism Justified forthcoming with Oxford University Press 2018.

Research

Ester Herlin-Karnell currently participates in the faculty research programme Boundaries of Law and in activities of the Centre for European Legal Studies. She is also a VU Amsterdam representative at the Centre for External relations (CLEER) Asser institute and a member of the Meijers committee of human rights, international migration and criminal law.

Main Publications

All VU Amsterdam publications, via Research Output

Other publications before 2009 see SSRN Author page

and Researchgate

 

Teaching

European constitutional law
Internal market law
European security law and counter terrorism
Human rights and globalization (honours programme)
Visiting professor (recently at Haifa Global Law School)

Current PhD supervision at VU Amsterdam

2015-
Mr Aravind Ganesh, project entitled "A Legal Theory of the EU as a Global Human Rights actor",

2017-

Mr Francis Dusabe, "Supranational Prosecution of the Crime of  Corruption: A comparative study of European and African perspectives"

Ms Yanghui Yao, “A comparative case study of the fight against money laundering in the UK, Netherlands and China”.

Ancillary activities

  • Commissie Meijers | Amsterdam | Adviseur | 2015-07-01

Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2015-10-21)

Research Output 2009 2018