T.M.C. Asser Instituut
Janne Nijman is professor of History and Theory of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam and affiliated with the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). She is member of the board and the academic director of the TMC Asser Instituut in The Hague. During the 2018 Spring Term, Nijman has been Visiting Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
Nijman is based at ACIL since 2004. She has been a post-doc researcher in the ACIL-based NWO Pioneer Project "The Divide and Interaction between National law and International Law" (2004-2005). Janne Nijman has been a Global Research Fellow of New York University School of Law (2003-04), affiliated to the History and Theory of International Law Program of the Institute for International Law and Justice, an Early Career Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary College School of Law, University of London (summer 2006), and a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Institute for Policy Research (Spring term 2012). From 2007-2014, she has been Dean to the Law Faculty's PhD Candidates. Over the years, she has acted frequently as guest lecturer at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations "Clingendael" and at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (UvA).
Currently, she is the programme leader of ‘The Global City: Challenges, Trust and the Role of (International) Law’ at the Asser Institute, which consists of four individual PhD research projects (http://www.asser.nl/research/global-cities/ ) and is supported by the Gieskes Strijbis Foundation. Together with Helmut Aust (FU Berlin), Janne Nijman co-chairs the ILA Study Group on Global Cities and International law. She is also an editor of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law and the Grotiana journal. Nijman is a board member of the Grotiana Foundation and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht (KNVIR, the Dutch branch of the International Law Association).
Janne Nijman is member of the Supervisory Board of PAX. She is a board member of the Vera Gottschalk-Frank Foundation and on that capacity member of the Selection and Evaluation Committee of the Arminius Fellowship at the Scaliger Institute (Leiden University). She is a board member and research advisor on Global Justice to The Broker, an online platform that aims to 'bridge the gap' between academics and development policy makers. Nijman sits on the Commissie Integriteit and the Commissie Buitenland of the CDA. Nijman has been member and president of the executive board of Oikos, a NGO focused on fair and sustainable globalisation, and member of the Supervisory Board of Spark, which develops higher education and entrepreneurship so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict societies into prosperity.
Nijman has published op-eds in Eindhovens dagblad, Het Parool, Nederlands Dagblad, Trouw and Volkskrant.
NYU IILJ History&Theory Program
Grotiana @ brillpublishers
Nijman studied law at the University of Leiden and the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg. She defended her doctoral thesis in public international law at Leiden University in 2004. Previously, she participated in the 1998 ACUNS/ASIL Summer Workshop "Globalization and Global Governance: Changing Roles for State and Non-State Actors" Yale University, USA.
General Research Interests
Janne Nijman is currently working on a range of research topics, including :
- Ideas of international law
- History of international legal thought
- International law and politics
- Moral foundations of international law
- The rise of cities in the global legal order
- Fundamental rights
Monograph & edited volumes :
- Research Handbook on International Law and Cities, together with Helmut Aust (Eds), (Elgar, forthcoming 2020)
- Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius, together with R. Lesaffer (Eds), (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019/20)
- Populism and International Law, together with Wouter Werner (Eds.), vol. 2018 of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, (T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer, forthcoming 2019).
- Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Chinese and European origins of a rule of law as justice for world order, edited together with Anthony Carty (Oxford University Press, 2018).
- Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2012, Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law. Essays in honour of Pieter H. Kooijmans, Volume editor with Wouter Werner, 2013.
- Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2011, Agora: The Iraq Case: international law and politics, Volume editor with Ellen Hey, 2012.
- Special Issue Grotiana 2009, Mare Liberum 1609-2009, Volume editor with Gustaaf van Nifterik, Grotiana Vol. 30, Dec. 2009.
- Janne E Nijman & André Nollkaemper (Eds), New Perspectives on the Divide between National and International Law, OUP, 2007 (see Oxford University Press link below).
- The Concept of International Legal Personality: an inquiry into the history and theory of international law , T.M.C. Asser Press, 2004 (see Cambridge University Press link below) .
Reviewed in (see links below):
Review Essay by Anthony Carty in: 6 Melbourne JIL 2005, 534-552.
Book Review by Robert Kolb in 18 European JIL 2007, 775-776.
Chapters and articles :
- 'Legal Personality As a Fundamental Concept for International Law', together with Catherine Brölmann, in J d’Aspremont & S Singh (Eds), Concepts for International Law ‐ Contributions to Disciplinary Thought (London, E Elgar, forthcoming 2019).
- 'Populism and International Law: what backlash and which Rubicon?', together with Wouter Werner, in JE Nijman & W Werner (Volume Eds.), Populism and International Law, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2018, Asser Press – Springer (forthcoming in 2019).
- Seeking Change by Doing History (Amsterdam University Press, 2018), 25 pp.http://cf.bc.uva.nl/download/oraties/Oraties_2017/Nijman_Janne.pdf
- 'The Moral Responsibility of Rulers: Going back beyond the liberal rule of law for world order', together with Anthony Carty, in Anthony Carty and Janne Nijman (Eds.), Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Chinese and European Early Modern Origins of a rule of law as justice for world order (OUP, 2018).
- 'A Universal Rule of Law for a Pluralist World Order: Leibniz's Universal Jurisprudence and His Praise of the Chinese Ruler' in Anthony Carty and Janne Nijman (Eds.), Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Chinese and European Early Modern Origins of a rule of law as justice for world order (OUP, 2018).
- 'Grotius’ Imago Dei Anthropology: Grounding Ius Naturae et Gentium', in International law and Religion, edited by Martti Koskenniemi, Monica García-Salmones, and Paolo Amoroso (OUP, 2017).
- 'Mental Health and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon: A Case Study from the Netherlands', together with C. Paulussen and K. Lismont, ICCT Report March 2017, 31 pp. (Peer reviewed)
- 'Renaissance of the City as Global Actor. The role of foreign policy and international law practices in the construction of cities as global actors', in The Transformation of Foreign Policy: Drawing and Managing Boundaries, ed. by Andreas Fahrmeir, Gunther Hellmann, and Miloš Vec (OUP, 2016) pp. 209-241.
- 'Images of Grotius, or the International Rule of Law beyond Historiographical Oscillation', 17 (1) Journal of the History of International Law 2015, pp. 83-137.
- 'In Memoriam, Pieter Hendrik Kooijmans (1933–2013)', Leiden Journal of International Law (2013), 26, pp. 1–3.
- 'In Memoriam: Pieter Hendrik Kooijmans (1933-2013)', in JE Nijman & WG Werner (Eds), Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2012, Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law. Essays in honour of Pieter H. Kooijmans, Volume 43, 2013, pp. ix-x.
- 'Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law' together with Wouter Werner in JE Nijman & WG Werner (Eds), Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2012, Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law. Essays in honour of Pieter H. Kooijmans, Volume 43, 2013, pp. 3-24.
- Human Inequality puts Sovereign Equality to the test, The Broker, publication date March 27, 2013 (online article, 3360 words), available at: http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/Articles/Human-inequality-puts-sovereign-equality-to-the-test
- 'Minorities and Majorities' in A Peters & B Fassbender (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on the History of International law (OUP, 2012), pp. 95-119.
- 'After "Iraq": Back to the International Rule of Law? An Introduction to the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2011 Agora "The Iraq Case: international law and politics"' (2012), pp. 71-94.
- 'Rechtstreekse werking verdragen goed voor Nederland' together with K. Brölmann, in Openbaar Bestuur Juni 2012 pp. 13-15.
- 'Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: early modern origins of a rule of law for world order", written together with Anthony Carty, published in Conference papers of the International Symposium " Reason of State and State of Reason in the Global Era: History and Present " (pp 414-424), held at the School of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 3-4 December 2011.
- "The Future of the City and the International Law of the Future," in Law of the Future and the Future of Law, Sam Muller et al. (eds), (Torkel Opsahl EPublisher, 2011).
- "On Faith in the Moral Force of International Law: Martin Wight and Hugo de Groot," 12 (2) Journal of the History of International Law 329-346 (2010).
- "Non-State Actors and the International Rule of Law:Revisiting the 'Realist Theory' of International Legal Personality,"in M. Noortmann and C. Ryngaert (Eds), Non State Actors Dynamics in International Law.From Law-Takers to Law-Makers (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2010).
- "Paul Ricoeur and international law: beyond 'the end of the subject': towards a reconceptualisation of international legal personality," in Fleur Johns (ed.), International Legal Personality , Series: The Library of Essays in International Law, Ashgate, (March 2010). (reprint from LJIL 2007).
- "Introduction: Mare Liberum Revisited 1609-2009" together with Gustaaf van Nifterik, Grotiana Vol. 30, Special Issue Mare Liberum 1609-2009, pp. 3-19 (December 2009).
- Special Report in The Broker (December 2009), "Cities of the world unite", which includes article "The Rising influence of Urban Actors." www.thebrokeronline.eu
- "Paul Ricoeur and international law:beyond 'the end of the subject': towards a reconceptualisation of international legal personality," in A. Bianchi(ed.), Non-State Actors and International Law , Series: The Library of Essays in International Law, Ashgate, (August 2009). (reprint from LJIL 2007).
- "Internationalisering van de stad (deel 3)," in 19 Openbaar Bestuur, Tijdschrift voor Beleid, organisatie en politiek (Issue 1, January 2009), pp. 13-16.
- "Internationaliseringvan de stad (deel 2)," in 18 Openbaar Bestuur, Tijdschrift voor Beleid, organisatie en politiek (Issue 12, December 2008), pp. 11-15.
- "Internationalisering van de stad (deel 1)," in 18 Openbaar Bestuur, Tijdschrift voor Beleid, organisatie en politiek (Issue 11, November 2008), pp. 9-13.
- "Introduction", in: JE Nijman and PA Nollkaemper (Eds.), New Perspectives on the Divide between National and International Law (OUP, 2007, 416 p.), p. 1-14 (with André Nollkaemper).
- "Beyond the Divide," in: JE Nijman and PA Nollkaemper (Eds.) New Perspectives on the Divide Between National and International Law (Oxford: 2007, 416 p.), p. 341-360 (with André Nollkaemper).
- "Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670),reformer ofhumanity: A cosmopolitan contribution to the 17th century discourse on world peace," 7 Baltic Yearbook of International Law 2007, pp. 121-154.
- "Hoe houden we oorlog rechtvaardig?", in: Thijs Jansen, JanneNijman & Jan Willem Sap (eds.), Burgers en Barbaren. Over oorlog tussen recht enmacht , Amsterdam, Boom, 2007.
- "... die de vrede liefhebben, duyden alles tot vrede", bookreview of Henk Nellen, Hugo de Groot: een leven in strijd om de vrede 1583-1645, in: Thijs Jansen, JanneNijman & Jan Willem Sap (eds.), BurgersenBarbaren.Over oorlog tussenrecht en macht , Amsterdam, Boom,2007.
- "Paul Ricoeur and International Law: Beyond "The End of the Subject" - Towards a reconceptualisation of international legal personality" , 20 Leiden Journal of InternationalLaw 2007, pp. 25-64.
- "Corporate Social Responsibility: a conceptual challenge to international law" in: J.J.A.Hamers, C.A.Schwarz,enB.T.M. Steins Bisschop (eds.), Noodzaak, plicht of wenselijkheid van Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen: een multidisciplinaire verkenning , 2005, pp. 39-62.
- "Leibniz's Theory of Relative Sovereignty and International Legal Personality: Justice and Stability or the Last Great Defence of the Holy Roman Empire," NYU Working Papers series 2004/2.
- "Sovereignty & Personality: A Process of Inclusion", in G. Kreijen et al. (eds.), State,Sovereignty, and InternationalGovernance , Oxford, OUP, 2002, pp. 109-144.
The Concept of International Legal Personality
Review Essay by Anthony Carty
The Divide between national and international law
NYU IILJ Working Papers
Book (in Dutch ):
Thijs Jansen, Janne Nijman & Jan Willem Sap (eds.),
BurgersenBarbaren.Oorlog tussen recht en macht, Amsterdam, Boom, 2007.
- History and Theory of International Law (Master Course)
History and Theory of International Law (Mastercourse)