Ingrid Leijten works as a PhD Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of the Leiden University Law School. Since 2011, she has been working on her dissertation on the notion of cores of rights in the context of the European Court of Human Rights. The research is funded by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and supervised by Professor Janneke Gerards.
Ingrid Leijten studied Political Science and Law in Leiden and New York. In 2009 she finished her Masters in Political Science (with a focus on political philosophy) (with distinction; cum laude) as well as her LL.M. studies in Constitutional and Administrative Law in Leiden (with distinction; cum laude). In 2010 she obtained her LL.M. degree (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia Law School in New York.
Ingrid Leijten is admitted as an Attorney-at-Law to the New York State Bar. She is a member of the working group on European law of the Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten (NJCM; Dutch Committee of Jurists for Human Rights), a staff annotator at European Human Rights Cases (EHRC) and member of the editorial board of the Newsletter of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research. She has published various case notes and book chapters, as well as articles in, among others, Human Rights Law Review and Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg Journal of International Law).