Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Kristin Henrard (editor-in-chief)

Kristin Henrard is professor of fundamental rights and minorities at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (EUR) as well as associate professor International and European Law. She teaches courses on advanced public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and on minorities and fundamental rights.

From February 2005 to May 2010 she worked on her VIDI- project which was granted by the Dutch Council for Scientific Research regarding the implications for minority protection of the Race Directive. Between March 2005 and March 2010 she was member of The Young Academy of the Dutch Academy of Science.

Her main publications pertain to the areas of human rights and minorities, ranging from educational rights, linguistic rights, to the prohibition of (racial) discrimination, religious fundamental rights, socio-economic and political participation. In addition to being Editor in Chief of Erasmus Law Review, Kristin Henrard is editor of the Netherlands International Law Review, of the Global Review of Ethnopolitics, of the International Journal on Group and Minority Rights and of European Autonomy and Diversity Papers (EDAP). She is the co-editor of the Brill Series on Group and Minority Rights.


Dr. Nina Holvast

Nina Holvast is an interdisciplinary researcher with an education in both law and the social sciences. She is appointed as Assistant Professor at the department Sociology, Theory and Methodology of Law at the Erasmus School of Law. In addition to her research activities, she teaches various Bachelor and Master courses in Socio-Legal Studies and (legal) research methods. Nina’s research focusses on the functioning of legal institutions, in particular courts, and the legal profession. She is particularly interested in conducting empirical research on how legal professionals deal with various organisational, professional and ethical concerns in fulfilling their duties. Nina has published in various peer reviewed journals, such as the International Journal of the Legal Profession. Additionally, in 2017 she published her PhD research In the Shadow of the Judge: the Involvement of Judicial Assistants in Dutch District Courts at Eleven International publishing. Nina has been an academic visitor of the Judicial Institute of University College London and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. She is regularly invited to give lectures and workshops, e.g. at the Council of the State and various Courts of Appeal. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Dutch socio-legal journal Recht der Werkelijkheid.


Dr. Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko is an assistant professor at the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, Erasmus School of Law. She is also the academic coordinator of the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE), and a lecturer of the master course Economic Analysis of Public Law. She holds two bachelor degrees in law and psychology from the University of Haifa; two master degrees: LL.M. from the University of Haifa and the degree of European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, cum laude) from the University of Hamburg, University of Ghent and University of Vienna. Elena obtained her PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg (summa cum laude) and the University of Bologna. In the past, Elena worked as a criminal prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office in Israel. Elena’s research is very interdisciplinary with main expertise in criminal law and economics, behavioral and experimental law and economics, international criminal law. In 2019, she has obtained a EUR Fellowship and is now working on a large project on Nudges and Transparency (the use of behavioral insights in policy-making). Elena is a member in the Editorial Board of the book series Economic Analysis of Law, published by Springer Gabler.


Dr. Harold Koster

Harold Koster is associate professor of corporate and financial law at Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam, professor of arbitration law, University of Dubai, and deputy judge Court of Appeal Amsterdam. He studied civil, corporate, criminal, notarial and tax law at the University of Groningen and international commercial law and history at the University of Aberdeen, corporate governance at the University of Leeds, criminology at the University of Portsmouth and obtained his PhD degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam on a comparative study on demegers. Subsequently, he worked for more than ten years as a practicing lawyer in The Netherlands. Furthermore, he was dean of the College of Law at the University of Dubai. Harold is editor of Erasmus Law Review, Onderneming & Financiering, and Bedrijfsjuridische berichten, country correspondent International Company and Commercial Law Review, contributor of Ondernemingsrecht, WPNR, Groene Serie Rechtspersonen and the tax handbook Cursus Belastingrecht. His reseach focuses on corporate and financial law, corporate governance, arbitration law and energy law.


Prof. Dr. Xandra Kramer

Xandra Kramer (www.xandrakramer.eu) holds a chair in European Civil Procedure at Erasmus School of Law. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Leiden University, where she has also worked as an assistant professor. Her conducts research and lectures in the area of private international law, international litigation, arbitration, mediation, and European private law, and takes an interest in empirical and policy-oriented legal research. She is editor-in-chief of a Dutch journal on Private International Law. She was project leader of several studies for the Dutch Ministry of Justice and for the European Parliament. She held a visiting chair at Leuven University in 2013-2014, and has been a guest professor and scholar at several other universities, including Stanford Law School, the Foreign Trade University (Hanoi) and Koç University (Istanbul). She is Deputy Judge in the District Court of Rotterdam.


Lana Said, LL.M. (managing editor)

Lana Said is a lecturer, researcher and course Coordinator in the International and European Union Law Department at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She lectures in public international law and is involved in supervising students during their thesis trajectory, mainly focusing on international trade law vs. international human rights law / environmental law. Lana holds an LL.M. in International and European Union Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she specialized in public international law. Her fields of interest are international human rights law (rights of vulnerable populations), law of the sea, international trade law and international environmental law.


Prof. Dr. Harriet Schelhaas

Harriet Schelhaas is professor of private law at the Erasmus School of Law, department of Civil Law in Rotterdam. She studied international and private law at the University of Leiden. She obtained her PhD degree from Utrecht University on a comparative study on penalty clauses. Subsequently, she worked for almost ten years as a practicing lawyer with the international law firm Stibbe, in Amsterdam. As a litigation lawyer, she advised and litigated on a broad variety of aspects in the field of the law of obligations, with a focus on commercial contracts. She returned to academia in 2015, where her research focusses on (international) commercial contract law. Harriet’s teaching at the Erasmus School of Law ranges from the second year bachelor’s course on the law of obligations, to courses in the Master of Private Law. She is one of the editors-in-chief of a commentary on the Dutch Law of Obligations (Kluwers Groene Serie Losbladige Verbintenissenrecht) and is a member of the Editorial Board of the leading Dutch journal Nederland Tijdschirft voor Burgerlijk Recht, and of the journals Contracteren and the European Review of Private Law. She is a Deputy Judge at the Court of Appeal of Arnhem-Leeuwarden.


Prof. Mr. Sanne Struijk

Sanne Struijk is associate professor of Criminal Law at Erasmus School of Law as well as endowed professor of Penology and Penitentiary Law at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. At both universities she teaches bachelor and master courses on substantive law, penal sanctions law, penitentiary law and penology. Her main research focus is on the imposition and execution of penal sanctions. She is particularly interested in the mutual dynamics between legislator, penitentiary administration, public prosecutor and judiciary. In 2011 Sanne obtained her PhD degree from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam on a study of the legal approach of repeat offenders. As a further result of that study she published an article in the peer reviewed journal Behavioral Sciences & the Law in 2015. Besides various other publications in Dutch journals, she has published several book chapters as well as academic reports. Her most recent publications were an evaluation study of the legal system and practice of conditional release of prisoners as well as a mixed methods study on the effects of penal protection orders on the safety of victims. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Dutch journal Sancties and a sub-editor of a section in the Dutch journal Delikt en Delinkwent. Besides being a member of the independent supervisory committee in the prison of Rotterdam, she is also a Deputy Judge in the criminal court of Rotterdam.


Prof. Dr. Frank Weerman

Frank Weerman received his Masters degree in Sociology in 1992, with a specialisation in Criminology. In 1998, he received his PhD at the University of Groningen, for which he conducted an empirical study to test and expand Hirschi’s social control theory on juvenile delinquency. From 1998 until 2000, Weerman was affiliated as a postdoc researcher at the University of Twente, where he wrote a book about co-offending, criminal cooperation and group formation. He is affiliated with the NSCR since August 2000, currently in the position of senior researcher. His research interests are juvenile delinquency and criminological theory, with a focus on the role of peers in delinquent behaviour. Since 2002, he coordinated the “School Project”, a longitudinal study among secondary school students that included datacollection on changes in delinquency and social networks among the students. Under the umbrella of the international research network “Eurogang”, he published on troublesome youth groups and gangs. Since 2008, he is involved in the longitudinal Study of Peers, Activities and Neighbourhoods (SPAN).


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