Prof. Dr. John Vervaele - Law School Distinguished Speakers Series

Author: Law School


"Extra-Ordinary Rendition Under Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law"

Prof. Dr. John A.E. Vervaele - Utrecht University - Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology

29 March 2013


 Founders' Hall



John Vervaele (1956) was honored Master of Laws (J.D./LL.M) and Master in Criminology (MA)

at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Between 1980 and 1985 he

was assistant researcher in criminal law and criminal procedural law at the University

of Antwerp (Belgium). From 1985 till 1987 he was senior researcher at the Belgian

Ministry of Justice. In 1987 he left for the Dutch Institute for Social and Economic

Law Research (NISER) at the University of Utrecht. Following the successful

defense of his doctorate thesis in 1988 he was in 1990 appointed Assistant Professor

in criminal law and criminal procedure and secured the prestigious PIONIER subsidy

of the Dutch Council for Scientific Research for the 'Enforcement of European Law'

project (1991-1997). He established in 1991 the Centre for Enforcement of European

Law at the University of Utrecht and was subsequently appointed Professor/Director

in Law Enforcement and European Integration in 1992. Since 1996 he is also

Professor in Economic and Financial Criminal Law at the University of Utrecht.

From 2003 on he is vice-dean and director of research of the Utrecht Law School. In

2006 he was nominated vice-president of Utrecht University for Latin America.


He is regularly teaching as visiting professor in foreign universities, in Europe and

overseas, mostly topics touching upon economic and financial criminal law and

European criminal law. He has been teaching as a visiting Professor at Universities in

Italy (Rome, Parma, Trento), in Spain (San Sebastian, Salamanca), in Switzerland

(Freiburg), in Belgium (Liège), in Colombia (Bogotà, Ibague), in Mexico (D.F) and

in the United States (Columbia Law School in New York and American University in

Washington DC). He is also member of the Scientific Committee of the world

organization for criminal law AIDP.