(Jeroen) JD Temperman


Jeroen Temperman is professor of international law at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has been the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights: An International Journal since 2005. He served as a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief from 2016-2022. Jeroen Temperman 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).

In 2014 Jeroen Temperman was awarded a Fulbright award, facilitating a position as visiting scholar at Washington College of Law, American University, Washington D.C. He has also 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). Other awards and prizes include a Research Excellence Initiative grant, two EUR Fellowships, and a H2020 grant.

He has given 150+ conference presentations, summer schools and lawyer/teacher trainings in over 30 countries.

He has 100+ publications, including 10 books. Recent articles have appeared in: Human Rights Law Review; Oxford Journal for Law and Religion; Review of Faith & International Affairs; and European Yearbook on Human Rights. Recent monographs and coedited volumes include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (Oxford University Press)
  • The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief (Brill)
  • Religious Hatred and International Law (Cambridge University Press)
  • Religious Speech, Hatred and LGBT Rights (Brill)
  • Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression (Cambridge University Press)


Erasmus School of Law

Full professor | International and European Union Law (IEUR)
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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  • Jeroen Temperman (29 June 2023) - Study Data from Erasmus University Update Understanding of Human Rights Law (The Indivisibility of Human Rights: an Empirical Analysis)
  • Jeroen Temperman (15 November 2021) - Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights: Friend or Foe?
  • 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 (2024) - Hate & International Law, panel discussant, An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on Hate: “Reflections from the Network of Excellence Training on Hate (NETHATE) project, 22 April 2024, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Jeroen Temperman (2024) - Publication Strategies, panel discussant, Training for 3rd and 4th year PhD Candidates, organized by the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR), 11 April 2024, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Jeroen Temperman (2023) - Artificial Intelligence & Discrimination, Ph.D. Law & Pluralism Lecture Series at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 5 May 2023, Milano, Italy
  • Jeroen Temperman (2023) - Pluralist Education & Non-Discrimination: The Case of Religion, Ph.D. Law & Pluralism Lecture Series at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 5 May 2023, Milano, Italy
  • Jeroen Temperman (2023) - "Religion-State Models & Discrimination", Ph.D. Law & Pluralism Lecture Series at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 4 May 2023, Milano, Italy
  • Jeroen Temperman (2023) - Religious Symbols & Discrimination, Ph.D. Law & Pluralism Lecture Series at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 4 May 2023, Milano, Italy
  • Jeroen Temperman (2022) - The “Cogency, Seriousness, Cohesion and Importance” of Religion or Belief Manifestations: A Response to Tim Wolff, Research colloquium organized by the Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence, 13 December 2022, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jeroen Temperman (2022) - Religion & Human Rights: An International Journal (Journal)
  • Jeroen Temperman (2022) - Neutrality & Corporate Religious Freedom, paper presented at ICLARS VI “Human Dignity, Law, and Religious Diversity”, international conference organized by the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, 19-21 September, Palace of Congresses, Cordoba, Spain.
  • Jeroen Temperman (2022) - Hatred and International Human Rights Law: Key Challenges and Developments (focusing on sexual orientation and gender identity as protected grounds), lecture at the H2020 NETHATE-funded Summer School in Human Rights and Religion: Legal Standards on Hate Speech, 13-17 June 2022, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

  • 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 2022
End date approval
June 2025
Hoofdredacteur Int Journal Religion & Human Rights

Thesis Master Int. and Eur. Union Law

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Human Rights in International Law

Year Level
master, master
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Globalization and Multidimensional Legal

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Jeroen Temperman member interdisciplinary research consortium on hatred

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Jeroen Temperman appointed as professor of ‘International Law and Religion in interdisciplinary context’

This ordinary chair of prof. Temperman is a continuation of his endowed chair of the same name.
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Prof. Temperman’s book, entitled Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression: Comparative, Theoretical and Historical Reflections after the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, is…
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