Jannemieke Ouwerkerk is full professor of European Criminal Law at Leiden Law School. She has a law degree from Utrecht University, (LL.M. 2006). She obtained her PhD degree from Tilburg University for her dissertation on the principle of mutual recognition in EU criminal law.
Jannemieke is vice-chairman of the Meijers Committee (Committee of Experts on International Immigration, Refugee and Criminal law), a Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, and chair of the Dutch foundation Mens en Strafrecht.
Her research activities encompass the various branches of EU criminal law, such as cross-border cooperation between Member States and the harmonisation of criminal law and criminal procedure.