J.E. (Janne) Nijman J.E. (Janne) Nijman

Chair Human Rights Committee

Janne Nijman is Professor of History and Theory of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam and senior fellow of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). Nijman is also Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Previously, she has been Chairperson of the Executive Board of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague, and its academic director (2015-2022). 

Nijman studied law at the University of Leiden (Meester in de Rechten, 1996) and the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg. She defended her doctoral thesis in public international law at Leiden University in 2004. Nijman held visiting positions at New York University School of Law, Queen Mary College School of Law, University of London, Johns Hopkins University Bologna Institute for Policy Research, the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the Lauterpacht Center for International Law and at Jesus College in Cambridge (UK).

Other positions

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of World Press Photo
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of PAX for Peace
  • Member of the Jury of the UCLG Peace Prize
  • Advisory Editor of the London review of International Law
  • Co-chair of the International Law Association (ILA) International Study Group on 'The Role of Cities in International law'.