Marjolein van den Brink works as a lecturer and researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). She is a member of the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law (UCERF) and of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR). She teaches various human rights related courses.
Her research has always been concerned with issues of equality, marginalisation and exclusion. Currently she focuses on issues broadly related to human rights and gender (e.g. legal gender identity, migration, intimate and family relationships). The interaction between law in theory and in practice is important to her work.
Together with Peter Dunne (Bristol University) she wrote a report on 'Trans and Intersex Equality Rights in Europe', for the European Commission (https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/just/item-detail.cfm?item_id=638586). With Jet Tigchelaar (Legal Theory, UU), she wrote several reports for the national government, on issues related to legal gender markers and personal status law (see: https://wodc.nl/onderzoeksdatabase/2393-de-mogelijheid-en-consequenties-van-het-onbepaald-laten-van-het-geslacht.aspx). She is involved in several inter- and intradisciplinary research initiatives: the GIRARE project (Gender Identity Registration And Human Rights Effects) with Christine Quinan (Gender Studies, UU); 'Gender, Sexuality and Migration' with Berteke Waaldijk (History, Gender Studies) and John de Wit (Public Health, Pschology); and 'Queer Experiences with the Criminal Justice System', with Brenda Oude Breuil and Vassilis Gerasopoulos (both Criminology, UU), Pauline Jacobs (Criminal Law) and Lorena Sosa (SIM).
Between 2001 - 2010 Van den Brink was a member of the national equality body, now the National Human Rights Institute (College voor de Rechten van de Mens).
Focus areas: human rights, gender (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics - SOGIESC), personal status law, family law, multiculturalism, equality and non-discrimination, vulnerable groups.
Previously, and outside academia, she worked for a human rights NGO, for an advisory council to the Dutch government. Between 2001 and 2010 I was a member of the national equality body, now the National Human Rights Institute (College voor de Rechten van de Mens).
Focus areas: human rights, gender (cis & LGBTI), personal status & family law, multiculturalism, equality and non-discrimination, vulnerable groups