dr. (Stephanie) SE Triefus


Dr Stephanie Triefus is an Assistant Professor at the Erasmus School of Law. Stephanie's research focuses on qualitative approaches to international investment law and business and human rights. Stephanie's PhD thesis, awarded cum laude from Erasmus University Rotterdam, was titled 'International Investment Law from Below: Taking local community rights seriously'. The thesis investigated how international investment law marginalises participatory rights of local communities, and drew on interviews with members of a community affected by a foreign investment project. 

Stephanie is also a Researcher at the T.M.C Asser Institute in The Hague, and is the Academic Coordinator of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research. Stephanie holds a LLM in Public International Law (cum laude) from Utrecht University and a LLB (with honours) from Macquarie University, Australia. Prior to joining academia Stephanie practiced commercial and community law in Australia.


Erasmus School of Law

Assistant professor | International and European Union Law (IEUR)


  • Stephanie Triefus (2022) - Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop
  • Stephanie Triefus (2022) - Business and Human Rights and Empirical Legal Research - Reflections on Field Work in Roșia Montană
  • SE (Stephanie) Triefus (2021) - ISDS and the UNGPs: Should businesses assess human rights impacts before initiating investor-state arbitration?
  • Stephanie Triefus (2021) - NNHRR Doctoral Research Forum
  • Stephanie Triefus (2021) - Participation and international investment law
  • Stephanie Triefus (2021) - Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (External organisation)
  • Stephanie Triefus (2020) - Business and human rights treaty: A new era for public participation in international investment law?
  • Stephanie Triefus (2020) - Do foreign investors have a responsibility not to challenge COVID-19 measures via investor-state dispute settlement?
  • Stephanie Triefus (2020) - Human rights and international investment law

TMC Asser Institute

Start date approval
March 2024
End date approval
March 2027
Academic Coordinator of NNNHRR/Researcher

Globalization and Multidimensional Legal

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Start date approval
January 2024

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PhD abroad: “There is no substitute for a quick cup of coffee with a professor you admire or a PhD student working on a similar topic”

Stephanie Triefus, PhD student at Erasmus School of Law, tells us more about her PhD research and shares her experiences as a PhD student abroad
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Erasmus School of Law successfully hosts online Doctoral Research Forum

The designed peer-to-peer forum facilitates a constructive place for PhD candidates to share their research while receiving feedback and valuable guidance from…
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