Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant for UCALL Researcher Laura van Kessel

UCALL researcher Laura van Kessel has obtained a Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant. This will allow her to spend three months at Strassbourg University in order to do research for her PhD, which focuses on civil redress for ECHR-violations.



EU grant for project ‘Business & Human Rights challenges for cross border litigation in the European Union’

UCALL researcher Liesbeth Enneking has together with an international consortium of legal scholars obtained a 0.6 million euro research grant by the European Commission for a research project on the challenges faced by victims of human rights violations by EU-based multinationals when it comes to obtaining judicial and non-judicial redress.



Seminar Legal philosophy, liability and punishment

On Monday, December 2nd 2013, UCALL will organize two legal philosophical seminars on liability following a criminal act. The seminars are organized on occasion of a research visit by prof. Anthony Duff, a leading legal philosopher and an expert in the field of criminal law and philosophy who is connected to the University of Stirling (Scotland) and the University of Minnesota (US). You can find the program here: Program_Seminar Duff_2013 (def).

The seminars are open for participation by staff members and students of Utrecht University’s faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, and a number of invitees. For more information and enrollment, please contact Dr. Renée Kool (
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The meaning of the presumption of innocence in criminal law and criminal procedure

UCALL-researcher Ferry de Jong will together with Leonie van Lent present a paper on the meaning of the presumption of innocence in criminal law and criminal procedure at a conference on the presumption of innocence that is organized by the Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy. The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30 2013, at the Free University of Amsterdam. For more information, see:



Seminar Shared responsibility and organised non-state actors

On Friday December 13th, 2013 UCALL, together with Amsterdam University and the University of Leuven, will organise a seminar on shared responsibility and organised non-state actors. This seminar seeks to address the problem that while organised non-state actors (ONSAs) may cause harm in conjunction with states, international organisations and/or other ONSAs, international law does not provide for a clear concept of (shared) responsibility of ONSAs. 
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