Prof. dr. N. Schrijver

  • Professor of Public International Law
  • public international law
  • United Nations
  • peace and security
  • sustainable development and management of natural resources
  • international dispute settlement

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 8936
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Internationaal Publiekrecht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B141

Curriculum vitae

Nico Schrijver is Professor of International Law and Academic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University and a member of the Senate of the Dutch house of parliament.
In the Senate he is the Labour Party’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Development Co-operation, Agriculture and Immigration and serves as the vice-chair of the Senate Committee on European Affairs.
Schrijver is also visiting professor of The European Union and Co-operation with Developing Countries at the Universite libre de Bruxelles and the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
He is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the chairperson of its Section on Legal Sciences. During 2010-2012 he serves as the President of the worldwide International Law Association.

Furthermore, he is a member and vice-chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and associate member of the Institut de droit international.

Among many other publications Nico Schrijver is the author of Sovereignty over Natural Resources. Balancing rights and duties (Cambridge: CUP, 1997), The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law ( Leiden: Brill, 2008; Chinese edition with Social Sciences Academic Press, Beijing, 2010),  and Development without Destruction. The UN and Global Resource Management (Bloomington: IUP, 2010; with the 2012 award of the Academic Council United Nations System for the best recent book on UN issues).  

Key publications

  • Internationaal Publiekrecht als Wereldrecht: een inleiding (Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2012)
  • Development without Destruction. The UN and Global Resource Management (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010)
  • The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law, (Leiden: Brill, 2008)
  • The Security Council and the use of force : theory and reality : a need for change?, with N.M. Blokker eds. (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2005)
  • Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and Duties (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

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