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Faculty Research Day Leiden Law School

Friday 27 January 2023
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

On 27 January 2023, the first Faculty Toogdag will take place. All researchers from Leiden Law School are hereby cordially invited. The theme will be the invasion of Ukraine, which will be highlighted from different perspectives by researchers from the various departments and research programmes of our Faculty.

Programme Research Day 27 January 2023

8.30-9.00              Registration with coffee and tea (location: restaurant)

9.00-10.30            Opening, keynotes and plenary discussion (location: C1.31)


  • Andrii Zhupanyn (alumnus and member of parliament Ukraine)
  • Antoaneta Dimitrova (Professor of Comparative Governance, FGGA UL)
  • Luuk van Middelaar (Professor of Foundations and Practice of the European Union and its Institutions, FdR UL)                     

10.30-10.45         Coffee break

10.45-12.15         Parallel sessions I

  1. Criminologische en Juridische Aspecten van de MH-17 Ramp gevolgd door een workshop over het keuzevak Defensie, Veiligheid en Moraliteit (organised by CJ; location: B0.41; timetable: MH-17 ramp 10.45-11.45; Defensie, Veiligheid en Moraliteit 11.45-12.15)
    Speakers: Lieke Nijborg, Maarten Kunst, Fallon Cooper & Jin Choi. Abstract.
  2. Immigration, Asylum, and the War in Ukraine (organised by PEUL; location: B0.31)
    Speakers: Joanne van der Leun, Melanie Fink, Mark Klaassen & Talha Gunay. Abstract.
  3. Het belastingverdrag met Rusland (organised by GFS; location: B0.25)
    Speakers: Mees Vergouwen & Frederica Casano. Abstract.

12:15-13.45         Lunch at Prentenkabinet (Kloksteeg 25)                                                                                          

13:45-15.15         Parallel sessions II

  1. Een "front" voor democratie en vrijheid. Is de Russische inval ook een aanval op democratie en rechtsstaat wereldwijd? (organised by LELG; location: B0.25)
    Speakers: Mees van Rees & Jorieke Manenschijn. Abstract.
  2. Fundamental Rights in an Ongoing War: Digital Open-Source Information, Missing Persons, and the Council of Europe (organised by EPFR; location: B0.31)
    Speakers: Henning Lahmann, Esther van Eijk, Nadia Sonneveld & Rick Lawson. Abstract.
  3. Research café (location: B0.41)
    Meet other researchers and discuss your research. Or ask the people of the Meijers anything you always wanted to know about grant applications, data management, research policy, academic careers, PhD wellbeing, PhD courses and more!

15:15-15.45         Coffee break (restaurant)                                  

15:45-17.00         Plenary panel and discussion: ‘The Legality, Effect and Ethics of Sanctions on Russia:     Perspective from Public International Law, European Law, Criminal Law and Private Law' (organised by PEUL, CJ, CP & EFIL; location C1.31). Speakers: Larissa van den Herik, Armin Cuyvers, Jannemieke Ouwerkerk & Alex Geert Castermans & Andrii Zhupanyn. Abstract

17.00-                    Drinks in the Faculty’s restaurant  

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