Kristel van Kruisbergen graduated from Radboud University (Nijmegen) in the field of European and international law, with a specialization in human rights and migration law. After graduation she worked for a human rights office in Cape Town (South Africa) and subsequently as a lecturer at the European and international Law department of Radboud University. In September 2016 she started to work for the Europa Instituut at Leiden University as a lecturer and researcher. Her teaching activities are in the field of (general and substantive) European law, human rights law and the European Convention on Human Rights. Currently she is writing a PhD on the principle of mutual trust and the protection of fundamental rights in the European Union, with a particular focus on the potential of ‘peer pressure’ by domestic actors.
- case note: Rezmives and others v. Romania (ECtHR, nos. 61467/12, 39516/13, 48213/13 and 68191/13), EHRC 2017/135 (Sdu European Human Rights Cases), issue 8. (2017)