Jasper Krommendijk holds an LLM degree in International Law and the Law of International Organisations from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He previously completed bachelor degrees in International Relations and International and European Law (cum laude) at the same university. During his studies, Jasper worked as a research assistant on international investment law and did an internship at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, working on issues relating to the implementation of the EU Services Directive. Afterwards he worked at the Ministry of Justice in the field of EU criminal law and on the development of an additional ‘rule of law’ evaluation mechanism to strengthen mutual trust between EU member states.
He started as a PhD researcher at the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights in November 2009. For the purpose of his research, Jasper was a visiting researcher at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Helsinki, Finland. He was also a research fellow at the MultiRights Summer Institute 2013 at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in Oslo, Norway. During his appointment, he taught various courses at the Faculty of Law, University College and the China-EU School of Law in the fields of international and European law, human rights law and International Relations. In addition to his research and teaching, Jasper was also a member in the Board of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, the Chair of the PhD Council and, as such, active in the Board and Graduate Programme Committee of the School of Human Rights Research. In addition, Jasper was a member of the Dutch National Human Rights Institute’s sounding group for the annual report about the human rights situation in the Netherlands (Klankbordgroep Jaarlijkse Rapportage).
In July 2014, Jasper began as an Assistant Professor of European Law at Radboud University Nijmegen, where he conducts research on (the domestic impact of) the evolving EU human rights architecture, including the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the field of human rights.