Mr. Leonie Huijbers MA
l.m.huijbers@uu.nl
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The research of Leonie Huijbers focuses on judicial review, the role of courts and fundamental rights. She often complements a legal view on these subjects with a legal theoretical and philosophical perspective, in order to embed her research in the major underlying theoretical discussions.

Leonie Huijbers is also a coordinator of the travelers’ policy file of the Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP) of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM). Formerly she worked on the Radboud University Nijmegen (2015-2016), where she carried out her first year of the research project and performed teaching activities. 

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Curriculum vitae

Leonie Huijbers (1989) graduated in 2015 from the Radboud University Nijmegen with a specialization in Human Rights and Philosophical Ethics. In 2011-2012 she studied at the Université de Strasbourg on the basis of the Erasmus program, where she followed a variety of courses relating to fundamental rights, international law and legal philosophy. During her stay in Strasbourg she worked as an intern at the permanent representation of the Netherlands to the Council of Europe and as an intern at the department of criminal law of the Secretariat of the Council of Europe. In 2014 she interned at the Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP) of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM), where she has been working as a coordinator of the travelers’ policy file ever since.

After her graduation Leonie Huijbers commenced as a PhD candidate and works, under supervision of prof. mr. J.H. Gerards, on her research on procedural-type review in fundamental rights cases. She initially started her research at the Radboud University Nijmegen and transferred to University Utrecht in June 2016.

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All publications
  Articles
Huijbers, L.M. (2018). Procedurele toetsing, het EHRM en rechtseenheid en diversiteit. Ars aequi, (pp. 77-85) (9 p.).
Huijbers, L.M. (01.12.2017). The European Court of Human Rights' Procedural Approach in the Age of Subsidiarity. Cambridge International Law Journal , 6 (2), (pp. 177-201) (25 p.).
Huijbers, L.M. (2015). Het Woonwagenbeleid in Nederland vanuit een Mensenrechtelijk Perspectief. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Mensenrechten, 40 (4), (pp. 387-417) (31 p.).
  Book parts / chapters
Huijbers, L.M. & Gerards, J.H. (2016). Procedurele toetsing. In Rolf Ortlep, Frank Groothuijse, Jeroen Kiewiet & Remco Nehmelman (Eds.), De rechter onder vuur (pp. 191-212). Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers.
  Paper
  Annotations
  Websites / portals
Huijbers, L.M. (25.01.2018). De politiek, een slechte verliezer?, Montaigne Centre Blog.
Huijbers, L.M. (27.02.2018). The Draft Copenhagen Declaration - Process-based Review and Subsidiarity, Strasbourg Observers and ECHR Blog.
Huijbers, L.M. (14.06.2017). Procedurele toetsing door het EHRM: Een hernieuwde balans tussen diversiteit en rechtseenheid? Montaigne Centre Blog.
  Editorial
Buyse, A.C. & Huijbers, L.M. (14.05.2018). Editorial NQHR June 2018. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 36 (2), (pp. 85) (1 p.).
  Workshop, seminar, course
Huijbers, L.M. (10.03.2017) Organiser Expert Seminar on Procedural Review Edinburgh (10.03.2017) Seminar organised by J.H. Gerards, K. McCall-Smith & L.M. Huijbers. Presentation: 'Procedural-type review: from concept to modes of application'
  Invited talk
Huijbers, L.M. (15.03.2018) Speaker Methods and Research Design in Comparative Constitutional Studies (15.03.2018) Comparative Research Design - Examples of Process-based Fundamental Rights Review
Huijbers, L.M. (31.03.2017) Speaker European Society of International Law Research Forum Granada (30.03.2017 - 31.03.2017) Paper presentation: 'Procedural-Type Review: A (More) Neutral Approach to Human Rights Protection by the European Court of Human Rights?'
Huijbers, L.M. (24.03.2017) Speaker Cambridge International and European Law Conference Cambridge (23.03.2017 - 24.03.2017) Paper presentation: 'The European Court of Human Rights in a Changing Fundamental Rights Landscape: A Procedural Reply?'
Huijbers, L.M. (23.02.2017) Speaker International Workshop on the European Court of Human Rights Barcelona (22.02.2017 - 24.03.2017) Paper presentation: 'What Potential for Procedural-type Review in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights?'
Huijbers, L.M. (26.01.2016) Speaker Jonge Onderzoekersdag Staatsrechtkring 2016 (26.01.2016) Procesgebaseerde Toetsing door de Rechter
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In her research Leonie Huijbers focuses on procedural-type review in fundamental rights cases. Procedural-type review appears to be a new trend in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning the question whether a proportional decision has been made by the national authorities in a specific case. This question is no longer (only) answered on the basis of the substantive balance struck in that decision, but the ECtHR also looks into the quality of the decision making process leading up to that decision. The aim of the research is to develop a framework for the application of procedural-type review by courts in fundamental rights cases.

For that purpose in this research the foundations of procedural-type review in fundamental rights cases is examined more closely. A legal theoretical perspective is taken in relation to the question how this form of judicial review relates to the role of courts and their legitimacy. Subsequently a theoretical framework is developed in regards of procedural-type review in fundamental rights cases. In order to transpose this theoretical discussion into a practical application of it, a thematic analyses is made of the application of this form of judicial review by the ECtHR and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Next to her research project Leonie Huijbers is working on variety of human rights topics such as the Dutch policy concerning travellers' camps, religious freedom and strategic litigation.

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  • lectures and seminars Fundamental Rights in Europe (B3) 2017-2018
  • seminars Philosophy of Human Rights (B3) 2016-2017
  • supervision bachelor theses on Internatinational Organisations (B3) 2015-2016
  • supervision moot court European Law (B2) 2015-2016
  • seminars EU-Law (B1) 2015-2016
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Additional functions and activities
  • Managing editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR)
  • Expert on travelers’ policy at the Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP) of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
  • Contributor to ECHR case-law in the Nederlands Juristenblad
  • Member of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists
  • Member of the Dutch Association of Constitutional Law
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