Professor Tineke Cleiren

Professor Tineke Cleiren

Vice-Chair, Human Rights Committee

Professor Tineke Cleiren has been Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Leiden University since 2000. In addition she is a deputy justice at The Hague Court of Appeal and chair of the Advisory Committee on Closed Criminal Cases.

From 1997 to 2000 Professor Cleiren was Director-General for Legislation, Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement and Legal Aid at the Ministry of Justice. From 1991 to 1996 she was Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in Rotterdam.

From 1993 to 1994 she was a member of the Commission of Experts established by the UN Security Council to investigate the war in the former Yugoslavia and collect evidence of war crimes. In this connection she initiated the establishment of the Dutch investigative team on war crimes and was closely involved in the activities of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia established subsequently.

Professor Cleiren was previously a member of the AIV’s Human Rights Committee, and a member of the board of the Carnegie Foundation, The Hague Academy of International Law, the Hague Prize for International Law and the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC).

Other positions

  • President of the Dutch division of the Association for the Comparative Study of the Law in Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Editor, Tekst & Commentaar Strafrecht and Tekst & Commentaar Strafvordering
  • Previous positions:
    • Member of the Closed Criminal Cases Review Committee (2006-2008)
    • Chair of Leiden University’s Committee on Academic Integrity
    • Chair and member of various committees of the Dutch Research Council (NWO)
    • Member of the Advisory Committee on Completed Life (Schnabel Committee)
    • Member of the Fokkens Committee (investigative committee on integrity in the Public Prosecution Service)
    • Active contributor to various supervisory boards and advisory services for museums and cultural institutions

AIV Advisory reports

Over the past five years Professor Cleiren has contributed to the following advisory reports: