mr. dr. Alexandra Timmer
a.s.h.timmer@uu.nl
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Profile

Alexandra Timmer is assistant professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). Her research focuses on questions of equality and non-discrimination. She is work package leader in the  large-scale international EU FP-7 funded project entitled Fostering Human Rights Among European (external and internal) Policies (FRAME). In addition, she is acting specialist coordinator gender equality in the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination. She teaches human rights law courses.

Before joining SIM, Alexandra Timmer worked as a PhD researcher at Ghent University in Belgium (2010-2013). In February 2014 she obtained her PhD from that university, with the title Strengthening the Equality Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights: the Potential of the Concepts of Stereotyping and Vulnerability. She has studied both law (LL.M. 2009; cum laude) and history (M.A. 2011) at Leiden University. She also studied law as a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University School of Law (LL.M. 2009, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).

Alexandra Timmer has been a visiting scholar at Emory University in the U.S., and Toronto University in Canada (both 2012). She was a guest lecturer at the University of Maputo in Mozambique (2013). She is a founding member of the Strasbourg Observers blog.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Involved in the following study programme(s)
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Key publications

Brems, Eva & Timmer, A.S.H. (2016). Stereotyping and Human Rights Law. (198 p.). Antwerp: Intersentia.

Timmer, A.S.H. (2015). Judging Stereotypes: What the European Court of Human Rights Can Borrow from American and Canadian Equal Protection Law. American Journal of Comparative Law, 63 (1), (pp. 239-284).

Timmer, Alexandra (2013). A Quiet Revolution: Vulnerability in the European Court of Human Rights. In Martha Fineman & Anna Grear (Eds.), Vulnerability: Reflections on a New Ethical Foundation for Law and Politics (pp. 147-170). Farnham: Ashgate.

Peroni, L. & Timmer, Alexandra (2013). Vulnerable Groups: the Promise of an Emergent Concept in European Human Rights Convention Law. International Journal of Constitutional Law (11), (pp. 1056-1085).

Timmer, Alexandra (2012). From Inclusion to Transformation: Rewriting Konstantin Markin v. Russia. In Eva Brems (Eds.), Diversity and European Human Rights: Rewriting Judgments of the ECHR (pp. 148-170). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Timmer, Alexandra (2011). Toward an Anti-Stereotyping Approach for the European Court of Human Rights. Human Rights Law Review, 11 (4), (pp. 707-738).

All publications
  2016 - Articles
Timmer, A.S.H. (2016). Gender Stereotyping in the Case Law of the EU Court of Justice. European Equality Law Review (1), (pp. 37-46).
Timmer, A.S.H., Chopin, Isabelle & Zwamborn, Marcel (2016). Introduction on the State of Play. European Equality Law Review (1), (pp. v-vii).
  2016 - Book parts / chapters
Peroni, Lourdes & Timmer, A.S.H. (2016). Gender Stereotyping in Domestic Violence Cases: An Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights’ Jurisprudence. In Eva Brems & Alexandra Timmer (Eds.), Stereotyping and Human Rights Law (pp. 39-65). Antwerp: Intersentia.
Brems, Eva & Timmer, A.S.H. (2016). Introduction. In Eva Brems & Alexandra Timmer (Eds.), Stereotyping and Human Rights Law (pp. 1-9). Antwerp: Intersentia.
  2016 - Book editorship
Brems, Eva & Timmer, A.S.H. (2016). Stereotyping and Human Rights Law. (198 p.). Antwerp: Intersentia.
  2016 - Reports
  2016 - Annotations
Timmer, Alexandra (2016). Di Trizio t. Zwitserland. (43 p.).
  2015 - Articles
Timmer, A.S.H. (2015). Judging Stereotypes: What the European Court of Human Rights Can Borrow from American and Canadian Equal Protection Law. American Journal of Comparative Law, 63 (1), (pp. 239-284).
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
Häusler, Katharina & Timmer, A.S.H. (2015). Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law in EU External Action: Conceptualization and Practice. In Wolfgang Benedek, Florence Benoît-Rohmer, Matthias Kettemann, Benjamin Kneihs & Manfred Nowak (Eds.), European Yearbook on Human Rights (pp. 231-246). Antwerp [etc.]: Intersentia.
  2015 - Reports
Abrisketa, Joana, Churruca, Cristina, de la Cruz, Cristina, Garciá, Laura, Márquez, Carmen, Morondo, Dolores, Nagore, Mariá, Sosa, L.P.A. & Timmer, A.S.H. (2015). Report on the assessment of consistency in the prioritisation of human rights throughout EU policies, FRAME Deliverable 12.2. (227 p.). Brussels: European Commission.
  2014 - Articles
den Houdijker, M., Uzman, J. & Timmer, Alexandra (2014). Chroniques Strasbourgoises. NJCM-Bulletin, 39 (2), (pp. 230-235) (6 p.).
den Houdijker, M., Uzman, J. & Timmer, Alexandra (2014). Chroniques Strasbourgoises. NJCM-Bulletin, 39 (3), (pp. 365-371) (7 p.).
den Houdijker, M., Uzman, J. & Timmer, Alexandra (2014). Chroniques Strasbourgoises. NJCM-Bulletin, 39 (4), (pp. 521–527) (7 p.).
den Houdijker, M., Uzman, J. & Timmer, Alexandra (2014). Chroniques Strasbourgoises. NJCM-Bulletin, 39 (5), (pp. 628 -633) (6 p.).
Timmer, Alexandra (2014). Proefschriftsamenvatting: Strengthening the Equality Analysis of the European Court of human Rights. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 17 (1), (pp. 100-102) (3 p.).
  2014 - Reports
Churruca Muguruza, C., Isa, F. G., San José, D. G., Fernández Sánchez, P. A., Márquez Carrasco, C., Muñoz Nogal, E., Nagore Casas, M. & Timmer, Alexandra (2014). Report mapping legal and policy instruments of the EU for human rights and democracy support, FRAME Deliverable 12.1. (196 p.). European Commission.
Timmer, Alexandra, Majtényi, Balázs, Häusler, Katharina & Salát, Orsolya (2014). Report on the EU's Conceptualisation and Operationalisation of the Concepts of Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, FRAME Deliverable 3.2. (132 p.). Brussels: European Commission.
  2013 - Articles
Peroni, L. & Timmer, Alexandra (2013). Vulnerable Groups: the Promise of an Emergent Concept in European Human Rights Convention Law. International Journal of Constitutional Law (11), (pp. 1056-1085).
  2013 - Book parts / chapters
Timmer, Alexandra (2013). A Quiet Revolution: Vulnerability in the European Court of Human Rights. In Martha Fineman & Anna Grear (Eds.), Vulnerability: Reflections on a New Ethical Foundation for Law and Politics (pp. 147-170). Farnham: Ashgate.
  2013 - Reports
  2012 - Book parts / chapters
Timmer, Alexandra (2012). From Inclusion to Transformation: Rewriting Konstantin Markin v. Russia. In Eva Brems (Eds.), Diversity and European Human Rights: Rewriting Judgments of the ECHR (pp. 148-170). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Timmer, Alexandra (2012). Rechter moet toetsen of ontslag wegens politieke gezindheid geoorloofd is (EHRM 6 November 2012). In Rikki Holtmaat (Eds.), Gelijke Behandeling: Kronieken en Annotaties (pp. 191-204). Wolf Legal Publishers.
  2012 - Book reviews
Timmer, Alexandra (2012). Book Review: Alice Edwards, Violence against Women under International Human Rights Law. Leiden Journal of International Law, 25, (pp. 570-573).
  2012 - Annotations
Timmer, Alexandra (2012). ECtHR, Aksu v. Turkey (GC).
Timmer, Alexandra (2012). Mensenrechtenhof bindt strijd aan met genderstereotiepen.
Timmer, Alexandra (2012). Mensenrechtenhof tolereert geen hate speech tegen holebi’s.
Timmer, Alexandra (2012). Religieuze partij mag geen vrouwen van kieslijst weren.
  2011 - Articles
Holtmaat, R. & Timmer, Alexandra (2011). De SGP Zaak Anders Bekeken. NJCM-Bulletin, 36 (4), (pp. 445-457).
Cusack, S. & Timmer, Alexandra (2011). Gender Stereotyping in Rape Cases: The CEDAW Committee’s Decision in Vertido v. the Philippines. Human Rights Law Review, 11 (2), (pp. 329-342).
Timmer, Alexandra (2011). Toward an Anti-Stereotyping Approach for the European Court of Human Rights. Human Rights Law Review, 11 (4), (pp. 707-738).
  2011 - Book parts / chapters
Timmer, Alexandra (2011). Genderstereotypen en het EHRM. In E. Brems & L. Stevens (Eds.), Recht en gender in België (pp. 219-236). Brugge: Die Keure.
  2011 - Annotations
Timmer, Alexandra (2011). Discriminatie op Grond van HIV-status: Van Straatsburg, Stigma en Stereotypen (Kiyutin t. Rusland).
Timmer, Alexandra (2011). ECtHR, Andrle v. Czech Republic.
  2011 - Other output
  2010 - Book parts / chapters
Brems, E., Ouald Chaib, S., Smet, S. & Timmer, Alexandra (2010). Artikel 8: Privéleven en gezinsleven. In Janneke Gerards, Jakob van der Velde, Aleidus Woltjer & Michiel Tjepkema (Eds.), EVRM Rechtspraak & Commentaar (pp. 1-50). Den Haag: SDU.
  2010 - Book reviews
Timmer, Alexandra (2010). Book Review: Rebecca Cook & Simone Cusack, Gender Stereotyping. Transnational Legal Perspectives. Human Rights Law Review (10), (pp. 583-586).
  2010 - Annotations
Timmer, Alexandra (2010). ECtHR, Aksu v. Turkey.
Timmer, Alexandra (2010). ECtHR, Alajoss Kiss v. Hungary.
Timmer, Alexandra (2010). ECtHR, Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia.
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Additional functions and activities
  • Acting-coordinator of the gender equality stream within the ‘European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination’
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