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.


Michelle Duin

Interim managing-editor


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.


Prof. Dr. Peter Mascini

Peter Mascini holds a chair in Empirical Legal Studies. He also manages the research program Behavioral Approaches to Contract and Tort. He studies the legitimization, implementation, and enforcement of legal and policy instruments on a range of domains such as health and safety, crime fighting, asylum and migration, education and the labor market. He does this from a cultural law and policy perspective. This means he focuses on the meanings decision makers and their targets as well as publics attach to legal and policy instruments and on the implications of these meanings for how legal and policy instruments play out in practice. He is particularly interested in studying the tenability of assumptions underlying legal and policy instruments from this cultural perspective. In his research he uses both quantitative and qualitative methods and preferably combines both methods. He has published on these issues in journals such as Regulation & Governance, Law & Policy, British Journal of Criminology, Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Recht der Werkelijkheid, and in the series Handhaving en Gedrag. He is also member of the board of the journal Recht der Werkelijkheid.

Jennifer Riter, Esq., LL.M (managing editor)

Jennifer Riter is a lecturer, researcher, and Master’s Coordinator in the International and European Union Law Department at Eramsus University Rotterdam. Her research focuses on global governance, transnational corporations, and energy law. Jennifer holds an LL.M in International and European Union Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, as well as, a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law where she specialized in Energy & Natural Resources Law. Jennifer graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Diplomatic History, Women’s Studies, and Sociology from the University of Tulsa where she was listed on both the Dean’s and President’s Honor Roll. She was a recipient of the University of Tulsa’s Top Ten Freshman award for the 2005 – 2006 academic year. Jennifer was admitted to practice law in September of 2012 and is an Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic, Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation, TUSCH, GPACAC, and a Kansas Honor Scholar.

Jennifer’s research is equally inspired by her extensive work in oil and gas exploration and production with Chesapeake Energy, Samson Resources, and Ascent Resources; as it is by her role with the City of Rotterdam & C40 Cities’ Climate Adaptation Academy. Jennifer has served as a judicial clerk for both the Oil & Gas and Public Utilities Divisions of the State of Oklahoma’s regulatory agency – the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Her prior work covered all aspects of natural resource management including contract negotiation, risk mitigation, budgeting, legal analysis, multi-disciplinary project coordination, business development, regulatory compliance, and strategic planning. She has broad regulatory and operational experience having managed projects across the United States seeking innovative solutions in the Permian Basin, Mississippi Lime, Utica Shale, and Cotton Valley Sands. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Mortar Board National Honor Society, and the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. 


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.


Mr. Dr. Michiel van der Wolf

Michiel van der Wolf is associate professor at the department of Criminal Law at Erasmus School of Law and assistant professor of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Groningen. He was trained at the Free University in Amsterdam as both a legal scholar and a clinical psychologist, and as such worked in a high security forensic mental hospital for some years. He lectures both on criminal (procedural) law, theory and history of criminal law, mental health law and forensic psychiatry and psychology. His research is multidisciplinary and focuses inter alia on psychological evidence before the courts, the compatibility of neurosciences and criminal law, sanctions and restorative justice initiatives aimed at mentally disordered offenders, legal protection and treatment within detention. His PhD thesis (2012, Erasmus School of Law) was a study into the Dutch safety measure for dangerous mentally disordered offenders from a historical perspective. In his postdoctoral research, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), he internationally explores the limits to preventive detention and supervision of dangerous offenders, including empirical limitations in assessing dangerousness, from a theoretical, legal comparative and human rights’ perspective. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Erasmus Law Review and a Dutch handbook for psychological evidence before the courts, board member of the Dutch Psychiatric Juridical Association and a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute, which is an invitational international network. He was a visiting scholar at Simon Fraser University, University of South Florida, University of Gothenburg, University of Tubingen, and a visiting fellow at Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge. He is a Deputy Judge at the Criminal Court of Amsterdam.


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