dr. (Jeff) JD Handmaker

dr. (Jeff) JD Handmaker
Associate professor International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I3-10
Email
handmaker@iss.nl
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I joined the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), which is the Hague Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam in February 2007. Among my external academic appointments, I have been a senior research fellow in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand since January 2007, an Editor (since 2013) of the South African Journal on Human Rights (from Feb 2017- Feb 2019 Editor-in-Chief), a visiting research fellow in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University in 2017, a member of the teaching staff for the MSc in Law and Society at Leiden University and as a  Fellow and co-ordinator of a Theme Group at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciencies (NIAS) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in the 2020/21 Academic Year.

I studied law in England (1992: LLB, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and 1994: LLM, with Merit, School of Oriental and African Studies, London) and was called to the English bar in 1995. After fifteen years as a legal and human rights practitioner, mainly in South Africa and The Netherlands, in 2009 I obtained a PhD in the sociology of law at Utrecht University with a thesis on Advocating for Accountability: Civic-State Interactions to Protect Refugees in South Africa, which was published by Intersentia (Antwerp).

As a practitioner, was assistant to a British Member of Parliament (on miscarriages of justice), legal advisor for the Dutch Refugee Council, held various functions for the South African organisation Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and from 2000-2007 was director of Rea Hamba Advice, an international legal practice based in The Hague.

As a researcher, since 1999, I have published in academic and other journals, as well as four books and one special issue of a journal. My  current academic research assesses the potential for legal mobilization to lead to progressive structural change.

In 2005, I received an NWO-WOTRO award to support field research in South Africa from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO). Moreover, I participated in a two-year programme funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a two-year research and capacity-building programme funded by Hivos and a teaching project in Suriname. In a project led by Sanne Taekema the Erasmus School of Law we were awarded a five-year (2015-2020) matching grant from the Erasmus Trust Fonds amounting to a total of 1.8 million euros. In addition to the NIAS-KNAW fellowship (2020-21), I have been awarded several Erasmus+ Mobility grants.

In 2021, I developed a Consortium involving six universities and 15 different organizations to establish a Legal Mobilization Centre, for which I am currently seeking funding.

  • Jeff Handmaker (23 juni 2022) - Juristen organisatie vraagt president om geen ambassade te openen in Jeruzalem
  • JD (Jeff) Handmaker (20 november 2021) - Arrest at rally against Covid-19 restrictions
  • Jeff Handmaker (15 januari 2020) - Rechtstaat dient gerespecteerd te worden
  • Jeff Handmaker (31 januari 2018) - Trumps State of the Union: open hand en gesloten vuist
  • Jeff Handmaker (26 oktober 2016) - Africa Today on Withdrawal from ICC with Achike Chiude and Jeff Handmaker
  • Jeff Handmaker (1 april 2016) - Israel voelt zichzelf steeds meer in de nauw gedreven door de zogehete boycot beweging
  • Jeff Handmaker (17 januari 2015) - Were war crimes commited in Palestine?
  • Jeff Handmaker (28 januari 2013) - Interview of Dr. Jeff Handmaker, senior lecturer, ISS on the military trial in Suriname
  • Jeff Handmaker (11 mei 2012) - Juristen Bezorgd over Suriname

  • Jeff Handmaker & Sanne Taekema (2021) - Legal Mobilization as Counterpower
  • JD (Jeff) Handmaker (2021) - South African Journal on Human Rights (Journal)
  • Jeff Handmaker (2019) - International Journal of Refugee Law (Journal)
  • G Bisharat, Jeff Handmaker, G Karmi & A Tartir (2018) - Global Jurist (Journal)
  • Jeff Handmaker (2017) - South African Journal on Human Rights (Journal)
  • Jeff Handmaker (2017) - South African Journal on Human Rights (Journal)
  • Jeff Handmaker (2016) - Legal mobilisation als analytisch kader voor de betrokkenheid van bedrijven bij mensenrechtenschendingen in de Palestijnse gebieden
  • Jeff Handmaker (2015) - Legal mobilisation as a lens for law and development studies
  • Jeff Handmaker (2015) - The ‘Promise and Pathos’ of Legal Mobilization: Perspectives on Palestine
  • Jeff Handmaker (2015) - Legal Mobilization and the Potential for Transformative Change Through the South African Judiciary

3105 Research Paper Preparation

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-3105-21-22

4153 Cont Perspectives on Social Justice

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4153-21-22

5401 Research Paper

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-5401-21-22

General Information

Year
2021
Course Code
ISSGENERAL-21-22

Board of Examiners

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-BOE-21-22

Master track MIG

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-GMD-21-22

Major SJP

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-SJP-21-22

4216 Human Rights, Law and Society

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4216-21-22

4.1 Governance of Migration & Diversity

Year
2021
Course Code
FSWGMD0008

4352 Mobilizing Rights, Social Justice

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4352-21-22

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