Janne E Nijman
Janne E Nijman is Chairperson of the Executive Board and Academic Director of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut for international and European Law in The Hague. She is Professor of History and Theory of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and affiliated with the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) where her research forms part of the research priority area ‘Law and Justice Across Borders’. She is also a Professor of International Law at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva since January 1st, 2020. Nijman has published widely on issues of international law.
Janne Nijman is based at the University of Amsterdam since 2004. She has been a post-doc researcher in the ACIL NWO Pioneer Project ‘The Divide and Interaction between National law and International Law’ (2004-2005). She has been a Global Research Fellow of New York University School of Law (2003-2004), affiliated with the History and Theory of International Law Programme of the Institute for International Law and Justice; an Early Career Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary College School of Law, University of London (Summer 2006), and a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Institute for Policy Research (Spring term 2012). From 2007-2014, she has been Dean to the Law Faculty’s PhD Candidates. For the academic year 2017-2018, she held a visiting professorship at The Graduate Institute in Geneva.
At the Asser Institute, Nijman heads the Research Programme International and European Law as a source of Trust in a hyper-connected World and she is the Programme Leader of The Global City: Challenges, Trust and the Role of (International) Law, which consists of four individual PhD research projects and is supported by the Gieskes Strijbis Foundation. Together with Helmut Aust (FU Berlin), she co-chairs the International Law Association’s Study Group on The Role of Cities in International law. Nijman is chair of the Supervisory Board of ICCT, The Hague. She is also an editor of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law and the Grotiana journal. She is a Board Member of the Grotiana Foundation and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht (KNVIR, the Dutch branch of the International Law Association).
This perspective critically examines some challenges posed to the rule of law and human rights by states’ use of data-driven learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) systems for identifying individuals presenting a threat to national security.