dr. 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 is a fellow of the Center of International Criminal Justice (CICJ). He supervises various research projects, including the In Limbo Project and projects on transitional justice in Iraq and Angola. His research interests lie at the crossroads of criminology, international criminal justice, transitional justice and (irregular) (asylum) migration. He mainly applies a qualitative mixed methods approach. His main expertise concerns issues related to criminology, transitional justice, human trafficking- and smuggling, asylum, terrorism and temporary migration.

Joris teaches various courses at the department of criminal law and criminology.

Since 2021 Joris works part-time as a reserve and analyst for the Netherlands Royal Marechaussee. Joris also works as an independent consultant for Hoopoe Migration Expertise.

Ancillary activities

  • Koninklijke Marechaussee | Huis ter Heide | Medewerker | 2021-04-08 - present
  • Hoopoe Migration Expertise | Utrecht | Directeur/eigenaar | 2021-04-08 - present

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User created Keywords

  • Migration
  • International crimes
  • Terrorism
  • Transitional Justice


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