Quirine Eijkman is Professor of Access to Justice at the Research centre for Social Innovation, as well as Vice-Chair and Committee Member at the College for Human Rights. She focuses on social issues relating to access to justice and legal self-sufficiency.
Over the past few years, Quirine Eijkman has performed research into a variety of subjects, including the impact and side effects of security measures on the rule of law and human rights and accountability in the context of communication surveillance. She served as second supervisor for Gerdo Kuiper’s dissertation ‘Veiligheid & de Waarde van Privacy’ (‘Security and the Value of Privacy’, University of Amsterdam and University of Applied Sciences Leiden, NWO grant) and Daan Weggemans’ dissertation ‘Computer Says No, over autoriteit bij het gebruik van digitale risicoprofielen’ (‘Computer Says No, authority in the utilisation of digital risk profiles’, Leiden University). She also attended the post-graduate Creative Leadership degree programme at THNK.
Before this, Eijkman worked as head of Political Affairs and Press Information at Amnesty International Netherlands, Leiden University, the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV), the Netherlands Red Cross and Utrecht University. In 2007, she obtained a PhD from Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law for her legal-sociological thesis about public security, police reforms and human rights implementation in Costa Rica. She has studied Dutch language and literature and International Law at VU Amsterdam.
Quirine Eijkman is a member of the Advisory Council of the Netherlands Commission of Jurists for Human Rights (NJCM). In addition, she is a member of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. She has extensive experience with developing and teaching curricula in the field of Human Rights and Security & Rule of Law for bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes.
Fields of expertise
- Access to justice
- Rule of law
- Focus on client needs - A study on frontline legal aid in the Netherlands Focus op client behoeften -- Een studie over eerstelijns rechtshulp in Nederland
- Reconsidering Early Detection in Countering Radicalization by Local Frontline Professionals
- Social Workers as Local Human Rights Actors? Their Response to Barriers in Access to Care and Support in the Netherlands