Prof. dr. N. Blokker

  • Professor of Public International Law
  • International Institutional Law
  • Law of International Organizations

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 8830
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Internationaal Publiekrecht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 1.31

Niels Blokker was appointed as Professor of International Institutional Law to the 'Schermers Chair' in 2003 (0.2). Since August 2013 this is a full-time appointment. He graduated from Leiden University (1984), where he also defended his dissertation (1989). From 1984 he was a lecturer, subsequently a senior lecturer in the law of international organizations at Leiden University. In 2000 he was appointed senior legal counsel at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2007 he became Deputy Legal Adviser at this Ministry. As of 1 August 2013 he has left the Foreign Ministry and started working full-time at Leiden University. His publications include International Regulation of World Trade in Textiles (dissertation, 1989), International Institutional Law (co-authored with the late Henry G. Schermers, 5th edition 2011), Proliferation of International Organizations (co-authored with the late Henry G. Schermers, 2000), The Security Council and the Use of Force (co-edited with Nico Schrijver, 2005). He is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the journal International Organizations Law Review.

Niels Blokker has given the opening lecture for the academic year of Leiden Law School 2013/214 on 4 september 2013, entitled internationaal recht “is dat geen contradictio in terminis?”

Last Modified: 21-12-2015