(Jeroen) JD Temperman (Jeroen) JD Temperman
Full professor
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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Jeroen Temperman is professor of international law and religion and head of the department of international and European Union Law at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has appointed him as a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Jeroen Temperman’s has a dual educational background in law and social science: he holds an LL.M (dist.) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; an E.MA (hons.) from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy; and an MA (cum laude) in Humanist Studies from the University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands; he also holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Humanist Studies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University for Humanist Studies respectively. He completed his doctoral degree at the Irish Centre for Human Rights (National University of Ireland, Galway). His dissertation was supervised by Professor Joshua Castellino and was on religion-state relationships and their impact on human rights implementation. In 2011 he was awarded a prestigious EUR-fellowship for his research project 'Advocacy of Religious Hatred under International and Domestic Law'. In 2014 Jeroen Temperman was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in the category of university scholar, facilitating a position as visiting scholar at Washington College of Law, American University, Washington D.C. In 2016, he co-founded, together with colleagues from several Erasmus University faculties, of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge (EIPK), facilitated by a Research Excellence Initiative grant.

He has been guest professor at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), the School of Law of the University of Siena (Italy) and at the Center for Religious Studies (ISR) at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento (Italy).

  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (23 November 2020) - “Het discriminatieverbod wint aan invloed”, interview contribution to newspaper article in relation to religious schools discriminatory practices vis-à-vis homosexuals, Trouw, article by Wendelmoet Boersema, 23 november 2020
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (14 March 2017) - “Baas mag hoofddoek op werkvloer verbieden: ‘Dit staat haaks op onze pluralistische maatschappij’,” interview contribution to newspaper article in relation to the Achbita and Bougnaoui judgements of the Court of Justice of the EU (Cases C-157/15 and C-188/15), in Volkskrant, article by Jonathan Witteman, 14 March 2017
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (17 February 2015) - “Response to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy”, The Immanent Frame (February 2015).

  • Jeroen Temperman (2022) - Culture, Religion, Ideologies, session chair at the NETHATE H2020 project annual meeting, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 28-29 March 2022, Jena, Germany
  • Jeroen Temperman (2022) - 2. International Law's Half-Hearted Support to Pluralist Curriculum Building: The Case of Religion, paper presented at the international conference entitled “State Neutrality and Religious Diversity in the Public Sphere and Public Education in Europe”, University of Hasselt, 22 March 2022, Hasselt, Belgium
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2022) - Hate Speech, LGBTQI Rights and International Human Rights Law, Webinar hosted by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law at University of Strathclyde
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2022) - Colliding Rights: Free (Religious) Speech, Non-Discrimination and LGBT Rights, guest lecture within the PhD programme on Law & Pluralism at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 4 February 2022, Milano, Italy
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2022) - Access to Education, Non-Discrimination and Religious Pluralism, guest lecture within the PhD programme on Law & Pluralism at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 3 February 2022, Milano, Italy
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2022) - Corporate Freedoms and Non-Discrimination, guest lecture within the PhD programme on Law & Pluralism at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 3 February 2022, Milano, Italy
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2022) - Discrimination and Hatred, guest lecture within the PhD programme on Law & Pluralism at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 2 February 2022, Milano, Italy
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2021) - External examiner, PhD defence Matteo Corsalini, dissertation entitled "Church and Business Autonomy in the Secular Economy", Department of Law, University of Siena
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2021) - Blasphemy and Activist Art: Some Reflections on the Rights to Provoke, paper presented at the international workshop “Laboratory of Religious Freedom”, 4-5 November 2021, Torun, Poland
  • JD (Jeroen) Temperman (2021) - Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights: Friends or Foe?”, Academic Conference, co-organized with Alberto Quitavalla, 28 October 2021, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Jeroen Temperman (2020) - Principal Investigator, Horizon 2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks grant (H2020-ITN-ETN) for the consortium entitled NETHATE (Network of Excellence of Training on HATE) and project director for project 13 Religiously-motivated speech targeting LGBT people: An International Human Rights Analysis. (EUR 265,620)
  • Jeroen Temperman (2018) - EUR Fellowship
  • Jeroen Temperman (2016) - Research Excellence Initiative grant (EUR)
  • Jeroen Temperman (2014) - Fulbright Scholarship in the category of university scholar
  • Jeroen Temperman (2010) - EUR-Fellowship (EUR 200,000)


Start date approval
June 2019
End date approval
June 2022
Hoofdredacteur Religion & Human Rights

Org. for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE)

Start date approval
September 2019
End date approval
August 2022

Human Rights in International Law

Year Level
master, master
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Thesis Master Int. and Eur. Union Law

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