Janneke Gerards

 

 


 

Janneke Gerards is professor of fundamental rights law at Utrecht Law School. She has published widely on fundamental rights law, judicial review and judicial reasoning, the European Convention of Human Rights and the development of fundamental rights by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Janneke Gerards is also a deputy Judge in the Appeals Court of The Hague, a member of the Human Rights Commission of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs, and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.




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Nov 14th 2016

Human rights are under pressure in many places across the globe. Peaceful protests are violently quashed. Voting is tampered with. And minorities are often excluded from decision-making. All of this threatens the ideal of an open society in which each of us can be free and participate equally. A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish. But it is often an uphill battle to work towards that ideal. Equip yourself and learn more about what human rights are and how they work.

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