Marjolein Schaap - Rubio Imbers has a LL.M. in international and European Public Law (2009), LL.B. in Dutch Law (2008) and participated in a summer school on Rule of Law & Transitional Justice in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (2009). During her studies she specialized on questions of accountability and human rights obligations in the administration of territories by international organizations. Over the last 8 years she has furthered her expertise in issues of general public international law by ways of teaching undergraduates & graduates and supervising LL.M. theses. She is an active member of the Dutch Society of International Law, the School of Human Rights Research, the Dutch Association for Migration Research, the International Law Association, Law and Society Association and the American Society of international law. She is a member of the editorial board to the School of Human Rights Research Quarterly.
Her Ph.D. focuses on how individuals are included (right to information, participation and access to justice) in the decision-making procedures of international organizations. She was awarded for her research project a prestigious grant by the Dutch Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation in 2013 to go for five months to the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany). In 2014, she was awarded a scholarship by the Max Planck Institute to return for a two-month period.
She has presented her work in various fora, e.g. at various occasions at the Max Planck Institute and within the context of EU COST Action IS1003 research network ‘International Law between Constitutionalization and Fragmentation’, at EUI, Florence (2011), University of Minho, Braga Portugal (2012), Institute of international studies, Warsaw, Poland (2013). Ms. Schaap – Rubio Imbers published several accounts relating to transitional justice and inclusionary governance, including ‘Evaluating a demand for inclusionary governance in post-conflict situations’ in (2011) and forthcoming article on ‘Access to environmental Justice for NGOs: interplay between the Aarhus Convention, Lisbon Treaty and ECHR.’ In addition, Ms. Schaap– Rubio Imbers assists the Dutch Red Cross Society (on voluntary basis) in the further dissemination of International Humanitarian Law. She is the coordinator of the Red Cross Rotterdam IHL volunteer network, and gives lectures on the topic of international humanitarian law and the role of the Red Cross at schools, students associations, etc.