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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 a visiting scholar at Oslo University (2013) and Melbourne University (2016).

Joris conducts research in the 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. 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 2018

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., 19 Apr 2018, In : International Criminal Justice Review. 28, 4, p. 349-371 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
asylum seeker

Acquittals in International Criminal Justice – Pyrrhic Victories?

Hola, B. & van Wijk, J., 2017, In : Leiden Journal of International law. 30 , 1, p. 241-262

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

human being

Asielzoekers als (vermeende) daders

van Wijk, J. & Bolhuis, M. P., 8 Sep 2017, In : Tijdschrift voor veiligheid. 16, 2-3, p. 11-25 15 p.

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Asylum Seekers

Activities 2005 2016

Signalling jihadists in the immigration process

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants (2)

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Vrije Universiteit - Amsterdam (External organisation)

J. van Wijk (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Oorlogsmisdadigers op de vlucht: toepassing van artikel 1F van het Vluchtelingenverdrag in Nederland

J. van Wijk (Speaker)
20 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Member Advisory Board IOM Research Project on voluntary return from immigration detention

J. van Wijk (Examiner)

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination


Young Criminologist Award

J. van Wijk (Recipient), 5 Sep 2008


Press / Media

De waarheid is, we herkennen jihadisten niet tussen asielzoekers

J. van Wijk & M.P. Bolhuis


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment