J. van Wijk


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Joris van Wijk is a graduate in criminal law and criminology. In 2007 he published his PhD research Luanda-Holanda on irregular asylum migration from Angola to the Netherlands. Next to his academic career, Joris has been working for the International Organization for Migration and as an independent policy advisor. He has been a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court (2011) and the Dutch National Prosecutors Office (2018), and a visiting scholar at Oslo University (2013) and Melbourne University (2016).

Joris directs the the research programme Empirical and normative studies, directs the master programme International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology and co-directs the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ). He supervises the Escaping Justice Project and co-supervises the When Justice is Done Project and the In Limbo Project. His research interests lie at the crossroads of criminology, international criminal justice and (irregular) (asylum) migration. He mainly applies a qualitative mixed methods approach. His main expertise concerns issues related to criminology, international criminal law, human trafficking- and smuggling, asylum, terrorism and temporary migration.

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Research Output 2002 2019

Introduction: National Prosecutions of International Crimes: Sentencing Practices and (Negotiated) Punishments

Hola, B., Mulgrew, R. & van Wijk, J., 2019, In : International Criminal Law Review. 19, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
national security

The Removal of Undesirable Asylum Seekers

van Wijk, J. & Bolhuis, M., 27 Sep 2019, Research Handbook on International Refugee Law. Juss, S. S. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated, p. 403-416 14 p. (Research Handbooks in International Law series).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

asylum seeker
Open Access
asylum seeker
case management
national security
decision making

Does Remorse Count? ICTY Convicts’ Reflections on Their Crimes in Early Release Decisions

Hola, B., van Wijk, J., Costantini, F. & Korhonen, A., 1 Dec 2018, In : International Criminal Justice Review. 28, 4, p. 349-371 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Activities 2005 2016

Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants (2)

M.P. Bolhuis (Speaker), J. van Wijk (Speaker)
27 Sep 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Signalling jihadists in the immigration process

M.P. Bolhuis (Speaker), J. van Wijk (Speaker)
8 Mar 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Vrije Universiteit - Amsterdam (External organisation)

J. van Wijk (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kriminologie (External organisation)

J. van Wijk (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Expert meeting on justice and peace, organized by Pax Christie and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

J. van Wijk (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingSocietal


Young Criminologist Award

J. van Wijk (Recipient), 5 Sep 2008


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